University of Basilicata

Universit√† degli Studi della Basilicata  

The University of Basilicata was founded in 1982 on the ashes of the devastating 1980 earthquake that strongly hit the Basilicata region. Since its foundation, the university has had continuous growth and expansion and is now located on the Macchia Romana campus (Potenza). There are 6 departments, which are, Departments of European and Mediterranean Cultures: architecture, environment, cultural heritage (DiCEM, located in Matera), Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics (DiMIE), Sciences (DiS), Human Sciences (DiSU), the Schools of Engineering (SI-UniBas) and Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE). The educational offer is currently divided into 36 degree courses (16 Bachelor’s degrees, of which 1 is international, 16 Master’s degrees, of which 2 are international, 4 single-cycle degree courses).

The flagship of the University are the laboratories, including those of civil engineering that are involved in national and international research projects and provide consulting and services to companies in the sector and collaborate with other research institutions. As a result, several patents related to seismic protection systems for structures have been developed thanks to the activities carried out in the Laboratory of Structures.

Main role in the project:

As part of the REHOUSE project, UNIBAS will provide its expertise in the field of seismic vulnerability assessment of structures and infrastructure, as well as in seismic risk mitigation through low-impact and sustainable structural interventions. Of fundamental importance will be the structural assessment activities of the demonstrative building located in Italy, particularly in the city of Margherita di Savoia. In this building, the structural investigations, structural assessment and the design of an innovative seismic and structural strengthening intervention will be carried out to be compatible and integrated with energy efficiency measures through the application of Renovation Packages.

In addition, AMS will lead the T2.4 – Performance assessment for TRL6 demonstration and T3.3 – Methods/ for long term-performance assessment.