What is the AFPS?

The French Association for Earthquake Engineering (AFPS) is a non-profit association founded on December 14th,1983 by Jean Despeyroux.

This association is dedicated to the study of earthquakes, and their consequences on soils, structures and their environment, and to the research and promotion of measures to minimize these consequences and to protect human lives.

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AFPS is member of EAEE .

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The Ninth National AFPS Conference, AFPS'15, took place at the IFSTTAR (the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks) in Marne-La-Vallée, from November 30th, 2015 to December 2nd, 2015. This french-speaking conference is held every four years and is the opportunity to take a look at the latest improvements in the earthquake engineering field and the seismic risk field.

You can find the scientific topics discussed during AFPS conferences.

More information available in the Conference section.

Colloque 2015
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Disaster assessment (REX) of the Ubaye earthquake (April 7th, 2014)

Following the earthquake on April 7th, 2014 in the Ubaye region, State services (BREAL PACA with the BRGM's support) have launched a feedback procedure in order to characterize the earthquake and draw lessons from this event on characterizing procedures, on the efficiency of preventive information, on communication during a crisis and on management of a crisis. Conclusions were drawn on the basis of the on-site mission, and of the surveys of local population and of the main actors involved in the management of the crisis.

Find here the corresponding presentations made


Votre site fait peau neuve

Your website is renewing itself :

New layout, new sections, the AFPS is doing everything it can for its website to be clear, useful and attractive.

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How about an FAQ section and a lexicon to understand earthquake engineering vocabulary and key notions better? It is all right here!

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General Assembly 2015

The AFPS's General Assembly 2015 took place on June 11th, 2015 at 1:30PM, in the Auguste Brulé auditorium of the French National Public Works Federation, 3 rue de Berri 75008 Paris.
On this occasion, you had the opportunity to attend the honour conference of Professor Mauro Dolce from the Italian civil security services. The topic was the scientist's responsibility facing a seismic event. This honour conference was an opportunity to draw lessons from the Aquila earthquake which took place on April 6th, 2009.

You can find the slides concerning the General Assembly and the Conference in the "General Assembly" section.