NORSAR’s Department of Earthquake Hazard and Risk provides training and education on various topics and on various levels of understanding.
Whether it is the public, undergraduate students, practicing professionals (i.e., engineers and architects) or academia, a number of training courses and workshops are conceptualized.
EN 1998 (Eurocode 8) or international seismic building design codes
Since 2010, NORSAR in collaboration with Standard Norway (Standard Norge) and Norway’s Association of Consulting Engineers RIF, conducts courses for domestic engineers on the application of Eurocode 8 (EN 1998: Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance).
In collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India) and BMTPC (Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council, New Delhi) we have conceptualized a 3-day training course on the application and differences between Eurocode 8 and Indian counterpart IS 1893. In recent years this course has not only been conducted many times in New Delhi, but also in other cities of India, i.e., Bengaluru (Bangalore) and Nagpur (with video broadcasts to universities in other cities).
Training courses on earthquake hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment
Within the framework of NORSAR’s international collaboration projects, courses and workshops are offered within earthquake hazard and risk-relates topics, i.e., deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, structural vulnerability assessment, structural modelling and analysis for engineered buildings and structures, earthquake damage and loss assessment, performance based design. Some of these courses are based upon certain software tools to which the participants are introduced in detail.
NORSAR conducted a 3-day training course at VNIT Nagpur (Central India) in December 2014. The training course was attended by 130 participants and broadcasted via live video feed to another two National Institutes of Technology in India.