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Behaviour of industrial buildings in the Pianura Padana Emiliana Earthquake

Fernando Saitta, Giovanni Bongiovanni, Giacomo Buffarini, Paolo Clemente - ENEA, Technical Unit for Environmental Characterization, Prevention, and Recovery; Alessandro Martelli - ENEA, Directorate General; Anna Marzo, Giuseppe Marghella, Maurizio Indirli, Alessandro Poggianti - ENEA, Technical Unit for Seismic Engineering

During the seismic event of May 2012 in the Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy), several industrial structures collapsed or were severely damaged. They had been built following non-seismic old Italian codes, making use of precast concrete structures. In addition, in many cases internal steel shelves exhibited instability. This paper gives a brief description of the collapse observed, based on the construction criteria and the analysis of the seismic event