Aseismic building

An aseismic building, when an earthquake is in progress, does not undergo seismic tremors, in the sense that the earthquake does not shake it.

The aseismic building is not, strictly speaking, an anti-seismic building and it does not need to be, it is simply not subject to the seismic tremors of the earthquake.

In the aseismic building all the normal and usual activities, which take place there, can continue during the earthquake.

The energy of the earthquake does not cause damage to the building or to the people in it.

Stairs, lifts and freight elevators remain accessible during earthquakes.

The building is designed to withstand earthquakes of the maximum foreseeable magnitude, which can reasonably occur where the building stands.

The relatively higher costs of design and construction of the aseismic building, or more generally of any aseismic structure, in the event of an earthquake, even catastrophic, are offset by the preservation of the building, by the preservation of the integrity of those who live and work there and finally from the certainty that some strategic and essential functions and activities, which take place in it, remain in any case and at all times preserved and undamaged.

Patent aseismic building.