Technical Consulting | Construction Methodology and Project Management | Detailed Design & BIM Services

Telecommunication Buildings

Seismic Assessment and Retrofitting of 63 Telecommunication Buildings around Greece
Completed 2021
Location:
Greece
Client:
OTE Estate
Completed:
2019
Architect:
N/A

Telecommunication Buildings

Seismic Assessment and Retrofitting of 63 Telecommunication Buildings around Greece

As part of the telecommunication network and infrastructure all around Greece, OTE Estate is the owner of a vastly distributed network of buildings, housing equipment and offering commercial services to each local community.

Technodynamics was appointed to survey and monitor the structural condition of 63 of these buildings – focusing on any damages being caused by seismic events in the past years.

The study results were clustered, based on the severity of the damages and we provided the immediate means of remedials.

In the background, the buildings were analysed and performance based checked – leading to a further categorisation, since they were constructed more than 30 years ago and therefore being subject to different design codes.

Buildings with excessive damages and/or inability to comply with the performance criteria set by the current Greek Regulations were designed to be strengthened, with an effort to minimize not only the required works but also the effect in the buildings’ elevations (as they are in architecturally protected areas – i.e. Cycladic Islands). Technodynamics working closely with COSMOTE, identified the sequence of works in order the telecommunication operations of the buildings not to be stopped at any point and the sensitive equipment not to be affected or damaged.