NTUA seismic resistance test for the KOFINAS 2022 prefabricated houses
Anti-seismic experiment of prefabricated KOFINAS
The experiment was carried out on February 2, 2022
Three story essay on physical scale, manufactured by the company KOFINAS Prefab Houses was tested experimentally with the use seismic simulator of the National Technical University of Athens.
The purpose of the tests was to check the response of the structural system against seismic action.
The success was a result of the technical advantages:
- Screw, which is robotically placed in all the construction parts of the house
- Metal connecting plates, with which
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- Oversizing, load-bearing organism through mechanical study
- Reinforcement, at the stress points through a special static program
Details about the KOFINAS SA experiment:
Earthquake doesn't kill.
E.M.P. seismic resistance experiment for the KOFINAS 2022 prefabricated houses
Kofinas prefabricated houses are famous for their maximum earthquake resistance. The precise design and careful construction with the appropriate building materials, utilizing the know-how and years of experience, gives our company's houses the guaranteed result of full anti-seismic shielding and static adequacy.
THE KOFINAS company wanting to prove the great anti-seismic resistance of its prefabricated houses, it tried to certify this advantage of its constructions in practice by conducting a scientific experiment in a three-story structure of natural scale.
In February 2022, in collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens, the houses of KOFINA Prefabricated Houses were tested again on a physical scale using a seismic simulator.
Because buildings are what can kill and not the earthquake, we invest in their quality with the aim of your own safety.
The Kofinas company has been a protagonist since 1977 in the research and production of masonry. Our secret is continuous research and development.
We performed another experiment on February 2, 2022 in three-story building.
Which was done for the first time in Greece and one of the largest in Europe.
Continuous development and progress are the ultimate goals of the KOFINAS Prefabricated Houses company. For this reason, reassurance has never been a feature of our work. We want to offer excellent quality and always strive to achieve optimal and technologically advanced results.
So, February 2, 2022 another scientific anti-seismic experiment was conducted to verify and scientifically approve the maximum staticity of KOFINAS prefabricated houses in a three-story building of natural size.
Following the stability experiment carried out in November 2009, during which a one-story test house of the company, entering the seismic simulator, withstood up to 1.5 g of acceleration while remaining intact, the KOFINAS company wanted to seal this result and go a step further.
So in 2022 he carried out a static experiment in the seismic simulator at NTUA in a three-story life-size test specimen by loading it to seismic stresses of 1G acceleration, which is equivalent to 9+ on the Richter scale, without damage.
KOFINAS earthquake resistance guarantee
At the KOFINAS prefabricated houses company, we serve in every way the quality of our constructions. For this reason, at every opportunity we test and certify the data and procedures we follow during the construction and erection of our prefabricated buildings, with the objective of an objective guarantee. The scientific certifications that we have secured through experiments are for our company the driving force to continue unfailingly to provide the most qualitative, modern and optimal materials and results to every KOFINAS prefabricated house.