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Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies

On-line version ISSN 1996-1421
Print version ISSN 2072-845X


BENFARHAT, Bachir; BENOUAR, Djillali  and  CARTIER, Stéphane. Perception of seismic design by architects in Algeria. Jàmbá [online]. 2020, vol.12, n.1, pp.1-8. ISSN 1996-1421.

The purpose of this article is to analyse the results of a survey towards the architects and engineers of construction in order to estimate the perception of the anti-seismic protection amongst these professionals. It focuses more on the architects who design buildings and, in many cases, monitor their implementation. The main result is the observation of inadequacies and gaps in seismic culture amongst the professionals, especially architects. These difficulties require the reinforcement of earthquake-resistant training. This effort to upgrade skills is as important as other aspects of the preventive management of the seismic risk in Algeria.

Keywords : Seismic risk; seismic design; seismic code; seismic training; Algerian Paraseismic Regulation (RPA) seismic code.

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