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Seismic design services

Seismic isolation consists in changing the vibration period of a structure to reduce the effects of seismic accelerations (by moving to the long period region of pseudoseismic spectra). The reduction in forces can be also further enhanced by considering additional damping. Important savings can be obtained in the quantities in piers and foundations.
 
Our engineers work in the detail design of structures in seismic areas since 2006. We have designed all types of structures by making use of seismic isolation concepts. We regularly use in our designs high damping rubber bearings, lead rubber bearings, fluid viscous dampers, prestressed fluid dampers or elastoplastic devices. Furthermore, we have proven experience in the design of railway bridges in seismic prone areas using seismic isolation devices but respecting at the same time the strict conditions for rail-structure interaction posed by EN and UIC 774-3R. By comparison with a typical railway bridge design with q=1,50 a very strong reduction in the quantities for abutments, piers and foundation can be achieved.

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COCODY bridge

Cocody Bridge in Ivory Coast

Discover the breathtaking Cocody Bridge project in Abidjan, a fusion of engineering prowess and artistic elegance, featuring a stunning inverted Y-shaped pylon. Explore the marriage of form and function.

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Railway station in Tabora, Tanzania

The design and construction of the railway station in Tabora, Tanzania, prepared by Barcelona Engineering Workshop (BEWS) under the supervision of Dr. Diego Cobo del Arco, a Civil Engineer, on behalf of COPISA

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Lisboa data center

The project has a clear technological vocation that is an Iberian benchmark, with the aim of transforming the area into a technological complex based on

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