Event Report

CTBUH Turkey Virtual Panel Series: Earthquakes and Buildings

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | Online Event


An earthquake of a magnitude 6.9 hit Izmir, the third most populous city in Turkey, on 30 October 2020. Despite the epicenter being 70km away from downtown, more than a dozen building collapsed, causing 115 casualties. This earthquake triggered many questions in regards to the preparedness of cities in Turkey for future seismic events.

CTBUH Turkey, in an attempt to search for answers to this question, is organizing a three-day panel. Leading academics, engineers and contractors will present their work. CTBUH Turkey will hold three sessions on 12, 13, and 14 January. We recommend that you register early to have the opportunity to listen to the experts and ask them questions at this unique event.

Earthquake and Earthquake Preparations in Metropolitan Cities, 12 January 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM IST (GMT+3)
Kazim Gökhan Elgin, Founder Director, Istanbul Project Coordination Unit Mustafa Erdik, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Earthquake Engineering, Turkish Earthquake Foundation Haluk Özener, PhD, Professor of Geodesy, Director of KOERI

Seismic performance of existing buildings and Evaluation Methods, 13 January 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM IST (GMT+3)
Alper İlki PhD, Professor of Structural Engineering, Istanbul Technical University Atila Zekioglu, PE, SE, Principal, Arup Fellow, ARUP Kerem Gulec, PhD, PE, Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti

New Buildings and Seismic Resilience, 14 January 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM IST (GMT+3)
Mehmet Kalyoncu, Board Member, Kalyon Holding Serdar Binzet, Project Director, Rönesans Holding Şeref Şamil Polat, PhD Consultant, Emlak Konut GYO Onur Güleç, PE, Country Director, Meinhardt