2nd SeDIF-Conference 2020 in Aachen

SDA hosts the second International Conference on Seismic Design of Industrial Facilities together with the Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics (RWTH Aachen University), the Center for Wind and Earthquake Engineering (RWTH Aachen University), TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH and TÜV SÜD Academy GmbH. This conference takes place in Aachen on March 4.-5., 2020 and aims at bringing together researchers, design engineers and plant operators to discuss the particularities of seismic design in plant engineering. Detailed information on the SeDIF-Conference 2020 can be found on

SDA participates in the 16. ECEE in Thessaloniki

This year, the 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering takes place in Thessaloniki from 18.-21. of June 2018. Earthquake engineers, geotechnicians as well as geologists and seismologists from all over the world will meet to discuss current findings. SDA-engineering is represented with a total of five specialist articles from various topics on the seismic design of structures and pipelines. In addition, Prof. Butenweg participates as German representative in the board meeting of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE).


SDA at the TIASD 2018 in Porto

The third edition of the International Workshop on Traditional and Innovative Approaches will be held in Guimarães, near Porto, from 26.-28. of April. It will be an exchange of experiences in the field of seismic design. Researching experts will meet to discuss established approaches as well as new, innovative approaches for designing structures to withstand earthquake loading. SDA-engineering participates with a lecture on the topic "Innovative decoupling element for infill masonry walls".

Seminar on seismic design of buildings lead by SDA-engineering at the Chamber of Engineers North Rhine-Westphalia

On 27.04.2018 a seminar entitled Earthquake design of buildings according to DIN EN 1998 is held in Duisburg from 10.00-17.30 h. The seminar on the subject of earthquakes in building design is offered by the Ingenieurakademie West e.V. under the direction of Prof. Butenweg. Further information is given on the website of the Ingenieurakademie West e.V.

SDA attends the 10th Conference on Flat Bottom Storage Tanks in Munich

The main focus of this international conference on the 18th and 10th October 2016 is to update on new regulations for the operation and design of above ground storage tanks in Europe and worldwide. SDA-engineering GmbH contributes with two presentations dealing with the seismic design of tank structures.

Esteblishment of the Center of Wind and Earthquake Engineering

On 05.02.2016 the Center for Wind and Earthquake Engineering (CWE) was established at Aachen University. The center forms the basis for a fruitfull interdisciplinary collaboration of the adressed research fields at Aachen University. Prof.-Dr.-Ing. Christoph Butenweg is board member of the established center on behalf of FH Aachen - University of Applied Sceinces.

SDA-engineering supports young researcher

SDA-engineering GmbH supports Anne Deichsel to visit the the 1stInternational Workshop on Traditional and Innovative Design Approaches in Seismic Design. The Workshop takes place in Munich, from 31.03 till 03.04.2016.

SDA-engineering organize a seismic design Workshop in Essen, "Haus der Technik"

The seminar on earthquake design according to DIN EN 1998-1 will take place on the 10th of Narch in Essen. Furthermore the seminar includes the seismic design of industrial facilities and a comparison with US codes and guidelines. The seminar location is the "Haus der Technik" directly located near the main station. Further information are provided on the website 

SDA-engineering coordinates a seismic design workshop in cooperation with the Chamber of Engineers in North Rrine-Westfalia

The seminar about earthquake design according to DIN EN 1998-1 will take place on the 17th of April in Dortmund between 9:00 and 17:30. The seminar is offered by the Enginering Akademy West e. V. and SDA is responsible for the seminar content. Further information are provided on the website of the Enginering Akademy West e. V.

SDA-engineering organizes seismic design courses in Azerbaijan

SDA-engineering GmbH participates the EU-Twinning Project „Support tot he State Agency on Control over Savety in Construction (SACSC) of Ministry of Emergency Situations oft he Republic of Azerbaijan in the field of transition tot he EU construction standards“ coordinated by the German Institute for bulilding Technique in Berlin. SDA will organize courses for the earthquake resistant design of structures. 

SDA-engineering attend the SEDIF-conference in Aachen

SDA-engineering GmbH attended the SEDIF-conference in Aachen on the 26. und 27. September 2013 and presented the activities of SDA with an exhibition stand.

On the conference the state of the art of the seismic design of industrial facilities was presented by 140 participants  from 17 different countries. SDA contributed with three presentations dealing with the earthquake-resistant design in plant engineering. 

SDA-engineering is SME-Partner within the EU-Project INSYSME

SDA-engineering GmbH will take part in the European Union project INSYSME: "Innovative Systems for Earthquake Resistant Masonry Design Enclosures in RC Buildings".

The project started with 16 partners with a Kick-Off-Meeting in Padova in October 2013. The project duration is 3 years and will be coordinated by the University Padova.

DGEB-Awards for Dr.-Ing. C. Gellert and Dipl.-Ing. M. Chasapi

The SDA members Dr.-Ing. Christoph Gellert and Dipl.-Ing. Margarita Chasapi received the awards 2012 of the German Association for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (DGEB) within the framework of the D-A-CH conference in Vienna. 


Dr.-Ing. Christoph Gellert received the award for his doctoral thesis "Nonlinear safety verification of masonry structures under earthquake loading".

Dipl.-Ing. Margarita Chasapi received the award for her diploma thesis "Seismic Analysis and design of cylindrical liquid storage tanks according to DIN EN 1998-4".