• EQUALJOINTSEuropean pre-QUALified steel JOINTS is financed in the framework of European Research fund for Coal and Steel. This research project is concerned with the pre-qualification of all-steel Beam-to-Column joints in steel structures and it is aimed at introducing a codified practice currently missing in Europe. Coordinator: Raffaele Landolfo
  • Equaljoints PLUS: is a dissemination project funded by “Research fund for Coal and Steel”; the main goal of the project is to valorize and promote the seismic prequalification criteria for steel beam-to-column joints developed within the recently accomplished European research project Equaljoints. Workshops and seminars will be organized in the own-countries of partners involved in the project as well as in non-European countries, devoted to disseminate knowledge and distribute collected and produced material to the scientific community as well as designers, constructors and steel companies. Coordinator: Raffaele Landolfo.
  • ELISSA (Energy Efficient LIghtweight-Sustainable-SAfe-Steel Construction): this research project is funded within the “7th Framework programme”. It targets the development and diffusion of modular cold-formed steel systems. The investigated systems are dry, lightweight and prefabricated systems that exhibit high performance against thermal insulation, seismic action, and in terms of vibration control and fire resistance. The analysis of the different performances was carried out through extensive experimental and numerical activities organized at micro, meso and macro scale. Coordinator of  UNINA research unit: Raffaele Landolfo.
  • FREEDAM: this European research project funded by “Research fund for Coal and Steel”  aims at developing innovative steel beam-to-column connections able to withstand the seismic events without damage (“Free From Damage Connections”); such innovative beam-to-column connections are equipped with friction dampers which are located at the bottom flange level of the connected beam to dissipate the earthquake input energy. Coordinator of  UNINA research unit: Raffaele Landolfo.
  • INNO3DJOINTS: is an European research project funded by “Research fund for Coal and Steel”. The main goal of INNO3DJOINTS is to develop innovative plug-and-play joints for hybrid tubular construction, whereby tubular columns are combined with cold-formed lightweight steel profiles to provide a highly efficient structural system. Coordinator of  UNINA research unit: Raffaele Landolfo.
  • INNOSEIS: is an European project funded by “Research fund for Coal and Steel” devoted to the valorization and dissemination actions for 12 innovative anti-seismic devices will be undertaken. The devices were recently developed in the frame of RFCS, EU and national research projects by the partners involved in the project. Information documents for all devices will be produced for dissemination to all partners of the construction sector such as Architects, structural Engineers, construction companies, steel producers and all potential decision makers of the construction sector. Coordinator of  UNINA research unit: Raffaele Landolfo.
  • SBRIplus: is an European project funded by “Research fund for Coal and Steel” devoted to the valorization and dissemination of scientific results and knowledge developed within the previous RFCS research project SBRI “Sustainable Steel-Composite Bridges in Built Environment”. Within such project, a holistic approach was applied to steel-composite bridges by combining analyses of environmental, economic and functional qualities along the entire life-cycle of bridges. Coordinator of  UNINA research unit: Raffaele Landolfo.


  • METROPOLIS Project aims at defining methodologies and sustainable, innovative technologies to assess and manage natural and man-caused hazards in urban environment. It also aims at outlining mitigation strategies based on Decision Support Systems tools. Coordinator: Gerardo Verderame
  • METRICS Project aims at industrial research and development of technologies to improve sustainability and safety in Historical Districts of towns. The project deals with both single, historical buildings and historical districts and develops solutions which always take into account the town fabric and allow to increase structural safety of buildings and infrastructures and therefore improve the quality of life of dwellers and citizens. All projects issues are faced in a framework of environmental and social sustainability. Coordinator: Andrea Prota


  • STAR: INTERACTS: Integrated and reliable approaches for sustainability assessment of existing buildings, financed by STAR Programme– Università di Napoli Federico II & the company Compagnia San Paolo (Principal Investigator: Costantino Menna). Duration: 2017-2019.
  • PRIN 2015 – PERICLES: Protecting the Cultural Heritage from water-soil interaction related threats. The project PERICLES will develop a sustainable management strategy for Cultural Heritage exposed to Landslides and subsidence that will identify priorities and innovative methodologies for risk assessment, monitoring and mitigation together with conservation and valorisation measures. Coordinator: Raffaele Landolfo.
  • DPC-RELUIS 2014-2018 – In the framework of this project the department develops activities in several general research lines (e.g. Masonry, R.C., Steel and Composites structures etc.) as well as within Territorial themes and Special projects.
  • PRIN 2010/11 – Advanced mechanical modeling of new materials and new technologies for the European 2020 challenges (scientific responsible: Gaetano Manfredi)
  • PRIN 2010/11 – Non linear structural analysis (scientific responsible: Luciano Rosati)