Sisifo map

YEAR: 2013 CLIENT: Italian government

Learning seismic safety at high school: the SISIFO project


SISIFO (is a multidisciplinary one-year project managed by Numeria, the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS) and the University of Udine, SPRINT Laboratory. The project has been founded by the Italian government through MIUR (Ministero Istruzione Università e Ricerca). The main goal of the project is to raise the teachers and students’ knowledge of seismic hazard, seismic response of foundation soils and building's dynamics, and to increase awareness of seismic safety, including seismic hazard, seismic site response, seismic behavior of structural and non-structural elements.

As SISIFO project aims at developing original approaches to seismic safety, tailored on different targeted schools, we provided the teachers with “ad hoc” educational materials developed during the project.

Fourteen high schools of north-eastern Italy participated in the pilot project in 2013-14, with more than 400 students involved. In each school we installed a Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) sensor (

Activities developed by the students have been presented during a workshop held on April 7th, 2014 in Udine (Italy). During the workshop, the students proudly presented their works and showed hands-on activities designed by themselves, involving the audience in a deep emotion.

Palazzo Magio Grasselli

Palazzo Magio Grasselli

LOCATION: Cremona YEAR: 2021 CLIENT: Municipality of Cremona, Italy
Detail of Zucchi Falcina Facade

Zucchi Falcina South Facade

LOCATION: Soresina, cremona, Italy YEAR: 2021 CLIENT: Fondazione Benefattori Soresinesi


Pacioli school in Crema

retrofit of Pacioli secondary school

LOCATION: Crema YEAR: 2018 CLIENT: Provincia di Cremona
Rocca de

Restoration of medieval Rocca de Terzi

LOCATION: Sissa YEAR: 2018 CLIENT: Municipality of Sissa Trecasali, PR; Italy
Downtown residential building in Kathmandu

Damage survey, vulnerability assessment and retrofit of a residential building in Nepal

LOCATION: Lalitpur (Nepal) YEAR: 2016 CLIENT: Downtown Housing Company Pvt. Ltd.
Mirandola building after the June 2012 main shock

Mirandola apartment building

LOCATION: Mirandola, Italy YEAR: 2014
Finite Element Model of the base isolated reactor core

EC funded project ESNII +

YEAR: 2013-2016 CLIENT: European Commission - European Atomic Energy Community