Research&Development

We provide engineering solutions which support our design services with R&D Studies.

We offer innovative engineering solutions to our clients by providing R&D Services in our R&D Office which is located in Middle East Technical University Technology Development Centre.

Prota has conducted a number of R&D projects in collaboration with a teams of experts,  academicians, and public authorities belonging to architecture, planning, and engineering disciplines. Our researchers accomplished some R&D Projects financed by The World Bank under the scope of Marmara Earthquake Emergency Reconstruction Project (MEER), such as “Integration of Earth Science Data to Spatial Planning”, “Development of Planning and Urban Design Standards in Disaster Risky  Areas” and “Building Code Enforcement Analysis”.

Prota has lately developed a method for both high seismic risk provinces and public buildings in association expert academicians in the scope of the “Prioritization of High Seismic Risk Provinces and Public Buildings” project.

In addition to the research projects in planning issues, extensive feasibility and research studies, development of methodologies, standards, techniques in disaster risk mitigation field have been conducted and implemented by Prota: Feasibility Studies for Retrofitting of 369 Residential Buildings in Istanbul, Social and Economical Impact Assessment for Retrofitting of Residential Buildings, Development of Rapid Assessment Method and Forms for Earthquake Prone Buildings and Pilot Study, Urban Renewal Planning and Preparation of  Local Action Program and Initiatives on the Historical Building Stock at Istanbul Fatih District  for Guiding Reconstruction, Rehabilitation  and Strengthening as Part of Enhancing Earthquake Safety Plan, and Risk Assessment Method Development, Structural Analyses for Timber and Masonry Buildings located on the Marmaray Commuter Rail System Route.

Prota has undertaken various research studies so far and shared the findings by presenting these studies in national and international conferences  such as World and European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, such as 2002 ECEE, 2004 WCEE and April 2006, 8th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in San Francisco and 14 WCCE Conference in Beijing, China.