Existing and Historical Buildings

The earthquake safety of existing buildings and famous historical buildings plays an important role for the culture and the society. The verification of the seismic safety requires extensive surveys of existing documents and collection of available data like structural drawings, static calculations and geotechnical reports. Thereafter, a structural analysis with safety factors in dependence on the state of knowledge can be carried out. Extensive experiences were gained during the investigation of the famous and well-known Aachen cathedral, which can be easily transferred to other historical buildings.