ENEA and Sisma Safe for seismic safety of buildings
The “Sisma Safe” mark, the first in Italy, was designed by the Marche-based association with the same name after the earthquake occurred in 2016. It certifies the seismic safety of public and private buildings according to highly selective criteria, by identifying earthquake-resistant facilities by increasing awareness on the fact that it is possible to intervene on buildings to make them safer against seismic risk.
The agreement provides that ENEA contributes to writing the technical specifications which will define the criteria for assigning this mark, by providing support in the appointment of technical commissions that will evaluate the documents related to the buildings and providing support to the assignment of the mark.
“In Italy, we have technical and scientific knowledge and regulations that are effective for designing and building new highly-safe facilities, but strict monitoring is obviously required”, said Paolo Clemente from ENEA, member of the technical and scientific committee of the Sisma Safe association with his colleague Giacomo Buffarini. “Moreover, we think that it is crucial that newly built facilities as well as interventions on existing buildings are designed not only with the aim of avoiding collapse but also of reducing any possible damage in the event of seismic events”.