In some part of Europe the seismic risk is really elevate. Examples of this areas are Italy, parts of France and Spain. For this reason constructing sector must take this aspect into account both in new construction and refurbishment. This second aspect is of particular interest, since in the past very little attention was given to seismic behavior of building.
In the BuildTog++ project a specific pilot site is being developed by ALER BCM to test innovative approaches to seismic improvement of existing buildings.
Some examples of off site manufacturing, like BRIX, can help solve this problem for new construction.
During the “Seismic BuildTog” flying experts report in Treviso it was discussed the topic of seismc legislations across Europe (see replicability).