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Seismic Design and Retrofit of Buildings and Bridges (SDR-BB)

Postgraduate course. Online.

Management & Faculty

3rd EDITION
UPC School

Academic management

  • López Almansa, Francesc
    Beng. MSc. PE. PhD. Forty years' experience as advanced structural consultancy and technology-transfer in buildings. Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Wide lecturing experience in many subjects linked to Structural Analysis and Design. Professor of Master Programs "Structural Engineering in Architecture", "Technology in Architecture" and "Soil Engineering and Earthquake Engineering" at the UPC. Permanent Visiting Professor of several Spanish Universities (Girona, Granada, and Ramon Llull) and Southern Chile in Latin America. Has supervised 15 Doctoral Theses, most of them related to earthquake engineering. Author of more than 200 research papers published in scientific journals and presented at national and international scientific conferences. Has participated in numerous research projects (national and international) financed by public and private funds, having been promoter and coordinator in many of them.

Academic coordination

  • Al Farah, Bashar
    Beng. MSc. PE. Currently completing, at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, his Doctoral Thesis on advanced numerical simulation of dynamic structural behavior of buildings that are heavily damaged by earthquakes. Eight years¿ experience in analysis, design, construction and supervision of civil engineering structures (high rise buildings, industrial facilities, residential and defense projects, etc.) located in seismic regions, mainly Arab and South American countries. Relevant experience on nonlinear seismic analysis for practical and scientific purposes. High expertise in structural analysis software: ABAQUS, ETABS, OpenSees, PLAXIS, PROKON, REVIT, RISA, ROBOT, SeismoSoft, SAFE, SAP, among others. Partner and developer at SESPID, specialized in developing engineering software for automated detailing and optimization. Wide teaching experience in teaching professional courses for civil engineers and architects. Presently working as a structural consultant in Barcelona.

Teaching staff

  • Al Farah, Bashar
    Beng. MSc. PE. Currently completing, at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, his Doctoral Thesis on advanced numerical simulation of dynamic structural behavior of buildings that are heavily damaged by earthquakes. Eight years¿ experience in analysis, design, construction and supervision of civil engineering structures (high rise buildings, industrial facilities, residential and defense projects, etc.) located in seismic regions, mainly Arab and South American countries. Relevant experience on nonlinear seismic analysis for practical and scientific purposes. High expertise in structural analysis software: ABAQUS, ETABS, OpenSees, PLAXIS, PROKON, REVIT, RISA, ROBOT, SeismoSoft, SAFE, SAP, among others. Partner and developer at SESPID, specialized in developing engineering software for automated detailing and optimization. Wide teaching experience in teaching professional courses for civil engineers and architects. Presently working as a structural consultant in Barcelona.
  • Álvarez Cabal, Ramón
    BEng. MSc. PE. PhD. Professor of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since 1982. Has participated in 10 research projects, most of them international. Has taught courses and lectures at universities and research centers in Europe and Latin America (Caracas, Lisbon, London, Santiago de Chile, Utrecht, Wroclaw, Mexico, among others). Appointed as an expert by international organizations like NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and UIC (Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer). Has written 6 books, over 15 scientific papers, monographs, and other documents. Member of committee elaborating Spanish seismic design code and National Application Document of Eurocode 8. Senior engineer in INTEMAC (company devoted to Quality Control and Pathology studies in Construction) since 1989; responsible of quality control of major singular buildings. Coordinator of technical assistance team after Lorca earthquake (Spain).
  • Arnedo Pena, Alfredo
    Beng. MSc. PE. PhD. Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Wide teaching experience in many subjects linked to Steel Structures. Professor of the Masters Programs "Structural Engineering in Architecture" and "Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics". Wide professional experience in earthquake-resistant design (INYPSA 1984-1999), especially in nuclear power plants. Professional experience in seismic design, protection against impact and explosions (SENER 2003-2012). Spanish delegate to the committee of Eurocode 3 Part 1.3. Spanish delegate to the CEN / TC 135 Committee on Execution. Spanish delegate on the ISO/TC98/SC3/WG9, working on the revision of the ISO 3010 "Seismic actions on structures". Author of books about steel structures. Participation in the European research project "Seismic design of light-gauge steel framed buildings".
  • Benavent Climent, Amadeu
    Barch. (1988, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain). MSc. PE. PhD. (1998, Tokyo University, Japan). Full Professor of the Universidad de Granada (2000-2012) and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2012-present). His research activity has focused on energy-based seismic design and on development of energy dissipators for seismic protection of buildings; this activity involves extensive testing, advanced numerical simulation and development of new design criteria. Technology transfer has generated practical applications consisting of implementing energy dissipators in two buildings in Spain. Over 120 publications, most of them papers published in highly-ranked international peer-reviewed Journals. Has supervised 9 Doctoral Theses and 16 Master Theses, all of them related to earthquake engineering. Has participated in 12 research projects (national and international) financed by public and private funds, being promoter and leader in 8 of them.
  • Bozzo Rotondo, Luis
    1987, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima) MSc. PE. PhD. (1992, University of California, Berkeley). Assistant professor (1989-1992 University of California) and associate professor (1993-2004 Universitat de Girona, Spain). More than 100 research papers published in scientific journals and conferences. Principal eng. at DIRACSA, Lima (1983-1998). Founder and principal eng. at LUIS BOZZO ESTRUCTURAS Y PROYECTOS, Barcelona (2003-present). His research activity has focused on development a new finite element (CI8m) for accurate modelling of long-span roofs and, mainly, on energy dissipators for seismic protection of building structures ("Shear Link Bozzo"). Most remarkable designs: base isolated hospital building at Barcelona, JVC curved cable-stayed bridge in México, domes of Santuario de los Mártires in México (biggest church under construction worldwide), Cube I and Cube II towers in Zapopan Mexico, 60-story Paradox tower in Santafé, Mexico, among others.
  • Cabanillas Rodríguez, Jorge Luis
    BEng. (2000, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima) MSc. (2011, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería; 2015, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) PE. PhD candidate, at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Sixteen years experience in analysis, design, construction and supervision of civil engineering structures (buildings, industrial facilities, long span roofs, bridges, etc.) located in seismic regions, mainly in South America. Expertise in structural analysis software: SAP2000, ETABS, SAFE, CSiBridge, Perform 3D, CSiCol, among others. Founder and principal engineer at DISEÑO DE PROYECTOS EN INGENIERÍA (Perú). Representative of CSI (Computers & Structures, Inc.) for South America and Caribe. Wide teaching experience in professional courses for civil engineers and architects. Most remarkable designs: 520 m long railway cable-stayed bridge in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), arch bridges in Puyo (Ecuador) and Moquegua (Perú), among others.
  • Ledesma Villalba, Alberto
    BEng. MSc. PE. PhD. Full Professor of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Thirty years of teaching and research experience on that field, including numerical models in Geomechanics, back-analysis, unsaturated soils, landslides and soil dynamics. Supervisor of 12 Doctoral Theses. Participation and coordination in a number of Research Projects funded by European Commission. Over 150 publications, most of them papers published in international peer reviewed Journals. Geotechnical advisor of several companies and administrations, in Spain and other European and American countries, involving large excavations, urban tunnels and embankment dams. Active member of the International Committee controlling construction of high-speed train tunnel crossing Barcelona next to World¿s Heritage buildings.
  • López Almansa, Francesc
    Beng. MSc. PE. PhD. Forty years' experience as advanced structural consultancy and technology-transfer in buildings. Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Wide lecturing experience in many subjects linked to Structural Analysis and Design. Professor of Master Programs "Structural Engineering in Architecture", "Technology in Architecture" and "Soil Engineering and Earthquake Engineering" at the UPC. Permanent Visiting Professor of several Spanish Universities (Girona, Granada, and Ramon Llull) and Southern Chile in Latin America. Has supervised 15 Doctoral Theses, most of them related to earthquake engineering. Author of more than 200 research papers published in scientific journals and presented at national and international scientific conferences. Has participated in numerous research projects (national and international) financed by public and private funds, having been promoter and coordinator in many of them.
  • Roca Fabregat, Pere
    BEng. MSc. PE. PhD. Professor of Construction Engineering at the UPC. Teaching, research and technology-transfer activity focused in structural analysis and retrofit of masonry and historical constructions, including advanced numerical modelling and extensive testing. A number of innovative retrofit solutions have been developed; practical applications have been promoted and supervised, some of them in World heritage constructions. 20 Doctoral Theses supervised, some in earthquake engineering. More than 250 research papers published in scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences. Has participated in research projects (national and international) financed by public and private funds, having been promoter and coordinator in many of them. Member of the ISCARSAH committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage of the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) since 2001.
  • Romo Martín, José
    MSc. PE. PhD. Professor of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain), European University of Madrid and of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Author of more than 100 papers and scientific and technical journals. President of ACHE (Spanish Concrete Association) since 2014 and of Spanish group of IABSE during 2003-2009. Member of FIB TG1.6 "Tall Buildings". Awarded with medal of ACHE, 2008. Professional experience in road and foot bridges and buildings since 1983 (1983-1985 PROSER junior engineer, 1985-1986 GIBBs & Hill senior engineer, 1987-present FHECOR partner and CEO). Principal designer of an important number of bridges and buildings, many of them singulars (long-span bridges, high rise buildings and long-span roofs) and located in seismic-prone regions. Most relevant designs are the proposal for bridge over the Chacao Channel (Chile) and a 7-km long crossing of the Tagus River (Portugal), including a main cable-stayed bridge, among others.
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Credits:
20 ECTS
(160 teaching hours)

Start date:
Start date:24/04/2017 End date:30/11/2017

Registration fee:
3.900 €

Language of instruction:
Spanish / English

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