Matteo Colombo
Marco di Prisco
Liberato Ferrara
Giovanni Muciaccia
Gianpaolo Rosati
Marco Cervio
Isabella Colombo
Andrea Consiglio
Giulio Zani

Seismic retrofit and strengthening


  • Seismic behavior of post-installed connections and fastening system
  • Seismic behaviour of R/C structures retrofitted with new cementitious materials
  • Ductility, strengthening, fire resistance and durability of HPFRC and TRC
  • Innovative dissipative and non-dissipative connections
  • Technology transfer to manufacturing companies
  • Development of product qualification and design standards

Recent projects

  • 2014-2016: Research Contract ECAP Consortium : Development of product and design standards  in Europe (Resp: G. Rosati; Budget: 75 k€).
  • 2014-2015: Research Contract Tecfi: Development of a testing system to simulate the effects of seismic actions on post-installed fasteners (Resp: G. Muciaccia; Budget: 10 k€).
  • 2014-2015: Research Contract ECAP: Behavior of adhesive anchors undersustained loading (Resp: G. Muciaccia; Budget: 7 k€).
  • 2014-2015: Development and testing of several post-installed systems for more than 10 companies from 7 member states (Resp: G. Rosati/G. Muciaccia; Budget: 700 k€).
  • 2011-2016: Re Luis  Innovative Materials for retrofitting of existing constructions (Resp: M. di Prisco; Budget: 95 k€).
  • 2009-2010: Research Contract Paver: Theoretical and experimental investigation on structural elements aimed at design of precast tunnels and related connections. (Resp: M. di Prisco; Budget: 10 k€).
  • 2005-2007: Research contract Halfen: Check of the computational model proposed by Halfen for column base connections type ‘column-shoes’ (Resp: M. di Prisco; Budget: 20 k€).
  • 2012-2015: Research contract with Regione Lombardia: S.IN.E.RG.I.E ATTI.V.E. – Integrated sustainable system energetically active for the retrofitting of Industrial Buildings by means of composite roofings. (Resp: M. di Prisco; Budget: 256 k€).

Selected recent publications & products

  • Colombo, I.G., Colombo, M., di Prisco, M., Tensile behavior of textile reinforced concrete subjected to freezing-thawing cycles in un-cracked and cracked regimes, (2015) Cement and Concrete Research, 73, art. no. 4921, pp. 169-183.
  • Colombo, I.G., Magri, A., Zani, G., Colombo, M., di Prisco, M., Textile Reinforced Concrete: Experimental investigation on design parameters, (2013) Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, 46 (11), pp. 1933-1951.
  • Muhaxheri, M., di Prisco, M., Ferrara, L., Behaviour of coupling beams retrofitted with advanced cementitious composites: experiments and modelling, Proc. of X fib Ph.D. Symposium 2014, Quebec City, 495-501.
  • Magri, A., Colombo, M., Di Prisco, M., TRM and UHPFRC: Retrofitting solutions for structural elements, (2012) Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III – Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2012, 1292-1297.
  • Muciaccia G. and G. Rosati. Behavior of bonded anchor under simulated seismic crack movement conditions. In Bond in Concrete 2012, Brescia, 2012.
  • Muciaccia G. and G. Rosati. Ancoraggi post-inseriti soggetti ad azione sismica - recenti sviluppi normativi per la progettazione e la qualifica dei prodotti. In Structural Web Magazine (, 2013.
  • Muciaccia G., M. Cervio, M. Franzoso, R. Veneziano. Utilizzo di ancoraggi post-inseriti in interventi di recupero di capannoni industriali in zona sismica, In Tecniche innovative per il miglioramento sismico di edifici prefabbricati, ACI Workshop, Bologna, 2014.