Fabio Biondini
Bruno Dal Lago
Andrea Titi
Giandomenico Toniolo

Precast structures


  • Seismic design and assessment of precast concrete structures 
  • Seismic behavior of connections
  • Role of the cladding fastening system on the seismic response
  • Innovative dissipative connections of the cladding panels
  • Seismic retrofit and strengthening of existing precast buildings
  • Life-cycle assessment of precast concrete structures exposed to corrosion

Recent projects

  • 2012-2015: EU Seventh Framework Programme FP7-SME-2012: SAFECLADDING - Improved Fastening Systems of Cladding Wall Panels of Precast Buildings in Seismic Zones. Grant agreement No. 314122 (Resp: F. Biondini; Budget: 544 k€).
  • 2014-2015: National Project DPC-RELUIS 2014: Concrete Structures; WP2 - Seismic Capacity of Precast Structures (Resp: F. Biondini; Budget: 13.5 k€).
  • 2010-2013: National Project DPC-RELUIS 2010-2013: Task 1.1.2 - Cast-in-situ and Precast Concrete Structures; Subtask 9 - Behavior and Strengthening of Precast Structures for Industrial Buildings (Resp: F. Biondini; Budget: 40 k€).
  • 2013: Research Contract POLIMI-BS Italia: Experimental Validation of the Seismic Performance of a Connector Device for Fastening Concrete Walls to Slabs of Multi-Story Buildings (Resp: F. Biondini; Budget: 10 k€).
  • 2011-2012: Research Contract POLIMI-BS Italia: Seismic Performance of Innovative Systems for Mechanical Connections of the Cladding Panels of Precast Structures (Resp: F. Biondini; Budget: 25 k€).
  • 2009-2012: EU Seventh Framework Programme FP7-SME-2007-2: SAFECAST - Performance of Innovative Mechanical Connections in Precast Building Structures under Seismic Conditions. Grant agreement No. 21841 (Resp: F. Biondini; Budget: 302,4 k€).

Selected recent publications & products

  • Titi, A., Biondini, F., 2014. Probabilistic seismic assessment of multistory precast concrete frames exposed to corrosion, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 12(6), 2014, 2665-2681.
  • Biondini, F., Dal Lago, B., Toniolo, G., 2014. Experimental and numerical assessment of dissipative connections for precast structures with cladding panels, 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), Istanbul, Turkey, August 25-29, 2014.
  • Biondini, F., Dal Lago, B., Toniolo, G., 2013. Role of wall panel connections on the seismic performance of precast structures, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 11(4), 1061-1081.
  • Biondini, F., Palermo, A., Toniolo, G., 2011. Seismic performance of concrete structures exposed to corrosion: Case studies of low-rise precast buildings, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 7(1–2), 109-119.
  • Biondini, F., Toniolo, G., 2010. Capacity design and seismic performance of multi-storey precast structures, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, 14(1), 11-28.
  • Biondini, F., Toniolo, G., 2009. Probabilistic calibration and experimental validation of the seismic design criteria for one‑story concrete frames, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 13, 426–462.