Briefly describe the major objectives that are aimed to be achieved:
Capacity building of the Department of Civil Engineering for higher education in the field of structural engineering particularly retrofitting of structures.
Develop smart techniques utilizing conventional/local material for repairing/rehabilitation of civil infrastructure with reduced risk of failure, possessing enhanced deformation capacity, higher damage tolerance, and reduced damages during earthquakes.
Develop tools and guidelines for decision makers to assist in resource allocation for the rehabilitation of public infrastructure against earthquake risk considering various retrofitting alternatives.
Apply the newly developed rehabilitation techniques in real structures, and monitor their short-term and long-term performance.