NORSAR provides consultancy services within construction technology with focus on seismic engineering.
NORSAR are specialists in structural vulnerability assessments. Many of our research and collaboration projects in earthquake-affected regions revolve around such issues. We can evaluate the structural vulnerability of a wide range of building types and structures. As part of a vulnerability assessment, we can also estimate the probable financial loss associated with various earthquake scenarios, such as building damage or service downtime.
After a vulnerability assessment, we can develop comprehensive solutions and recommendations to reduce the identified vulnerabilities and increase the building's security level. We can also monitor critically important buildings and infrastructures. Seismic monitoring makes it easier to understand the behavior of the building or structure. It provides a better basis for predicting what the building will withstand in the event of a seismic event.
In construction projects, our technical expertise can assist in the development of the building and we can supervise design calculations and revisions. We have expertise in international regulations on earthquake codes and existing building typologies.