accurate assessment, design and providing appropriate and efficient solutions for seismic rehabilitation of structures to protect them against earthquakes.
Seismic rehabilitation of the structures includes all the actions needed to protect the structure against earthquake forces. In order to improve the seismic behavior of buildings, the situation is first assessed by experts, and then rehabilitation plan is presented, according to the needs and capacity of the members. Improvement strategies often include reinforcement or repair of lateral load elements such as shear walls or columns and beams, modification of the existing lateral load system, or the construction of a new system, as well as reinforcement or restoration of joints in the structure. In all these cases, it is necessary to use proper materials to implement the improvement plan. FRP materials are the most used in this field due to the mechanical properties and variety of products, as well as economical costs and ease of installation and transportation.