Prefabricated modular anti-seismic buildings

We have filed two patents regarding earthquake-proof buildings.

The first patent was issued and concerns the constraint between the building and the basement.

The second, pending approval, concerns the structure of the building.

Due to the constraint claimed in the first patent, with respect to the basement, the building can move and rotate horizontally in any direction within linear and angular measures greater than those of movements that can be caused by earthquakes of the maximum foreseeable magnitude, in the place where the building stands.

The building is not shaken by the basement, when an earthquake is in progress, since the basement and the building can reciprocally move and swing horizontally in all directions.

Similarly, an airplane or a flying bird is not shaken from the ground during an earthquake.

Seismic tremors can damage a normal building, particularly at its base (fig. 3), which is why the lower part of the building must be sturdy and therefore heavy.

Furthermore, the seismic tremors cause the traditional building to oscillate, which is why its structure must be robust, and therefore heavy, in such a way as to withstand such oscillations.

The second patent relates to the structure of a building constrained to the basement in accordance with the first patent.

Since the building is not shaken by the earthquake, its modular structure is remarkably light and solid at the same time and does not consist of traditional walls, pillars and beams.

The modules, both vertical and horizontal, which form the structure, are industrially produced in factories and subsequently assembled on site.

Finally, during an earthquake, the building, constrained to the basement according to the first patent and structured according to the second patent, does not cause the soil to liquefy and therefore does not tilt or sink (fig. 1 and 2), since the basement remains integral with the ground and is not stressed by earthquakes or by the building.