On Sunday 11 May the Engineers Association in cooperation with An-Najah’s Earth Sciences/ Seismic Engineering Centre, and the National Agency for Disaster Risk Mitigation, held a workshop entitled “Seismic Design in 100 Minutes”.
In opening the session, Eng. Ya’qoub Al-Dirbashi, Vice Chairman of the Engineers Association- Hebron Branch, commended the joint efforts of the Earth Sciences Centre and the Engineers Association in holding these workshops, which are welcomed by engineers.
Dr. Jalal Dabbeek, Director of the Earth Sciences and Seismic Engineering Centre, in just 100 minutes, presented an overview of the minimum requirements of buildings to be resistant to earthquakes.
This workshop forms part of the Disaster Risk Mitigation in Palestine (SASPARM-FP7) Project and the action plan of the Engineers Association, relating to the adoption of seismic design of buildings in Palestine.
- The workshop took place at the Engineers Association – Hebron City.
- The workshop was attended by a number of Engineers: Architectural, Building and Civil engineers working in engineering offices, contractors and governmental and non-governmental institutions.
- The key local partners for the Disaster Risk Mitigation activities are: Ministry of Public Work and Housing; Ministry of Local Government; Ministry of Education; General Directorate of Civil Defense; and National Agency for Disaster Risk Mitigation.