Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Fires in Italy: a phenomenon that must be supervised

Patrick Bamonte, professor of Structural Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, deals with the current phenomena that is happening more and more frequently in our Country: the fires.

Which are the triggering factors, the most damaged buildings or areas and what kind of behavior should the society have in case of fires, are some of the questions examined in depth by DICA research activities and that are going to be explained in this short video.

Health, safety and life cycle of bridges

Fabio Biondini, Professor of Structural Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, talks about bridges and explains what are the main factors affecting their durability, with an overview on knowledge advances and ongoing activities for safety, maintenance, and management of the infrastructure system.

Here you can find more information about the research project BRIDGE|50.

World Day for the fight against desertification and drought

Maria Cristina Rulli, professor in Hydraulic Structures, Maritime Engineering and Hydrology at Politecnico di Milano, is an expert on the food – water nexus. On the occasion of the WorldDay to combat desertification and drought, she explains the best mitigation solutions for this phenomenon and the research carried out at DICA on this topic.

Seismic Risk: the Emilia earthquake and its consequences

Chiara Smerzini, professor of Structural Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, talks about the topic of Seismic Hazard referring, in particular, to the seismic sequences that, with the main shocks of 20 and 29 may 2012 respectively of magnitude 6.1 and 6, has severely affected the central area of Po Plain, producing serious consequences both for population and for civil structures and economy.  

Here you can find a video of the tridimensional nemerical simulation of the earthquake on May 29th 2012.

Earth Observation in the daily life

Daniela Carrion, researcher of Geodesy and Geomatics at Politecnico di Milano, discusses the topic of Earth Observation and its applications, also in citizens’ daily life.

In addition, for those interested in the topic covered in the video, we remind you that on April 13, the seminar organized by the Scientific Committee of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be held on Webex.

Epidemiological Monitoring and SARS-COV-2

Francesca Malpei, professor of Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, explains what is the WasteWater – Based Epidemiology connected to SARS-COV-2 and how it can monitor the current pandemic trend.

Covid-19 and Environment

Mario Grosso, professor of Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, addresses the current issue of the relationship between Covid-19 and the Environment.

Hydrogeological emergency in Italy

Francesco Ballio, professor of Hydraulic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, discusses the recent flooding events of the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4, 2020