Turkey is located on the joint of the shield plates that is why earthquakes take place here. Nevertheless, possibility of seismic activity varies in different regions of Turkey. According to the map, updated by the Ministry of Emergency AFAD, all country is divided into 5 zones with different levels of seismic activity. The first, red one, is the most dangerous and the others are in descending order.
Despite the low seismic activity in Antalya, nowadays all houses are constructed the way they are able to withstand even severe earthquakes. After the strong earthquakes in February in the east of the country, the state authorities pay particular attention to this issue.
Our project belongs to the second category of the earthquake-proof engineering (DTS2). This category belongs to the group C in the international use. Category of the earthquake-proof C complies with buildings IV (hospitals, police stations, emergency management centers etc.) I, where expected earthquake will be moderate, and buildings I, II, III, where the stronger earthquake can take place.
Furthermore, in our project we use concrete C25 – it is a higher category concrete which is highly resistant to earthquakes. It means the construction can withstand earthquake of 8-9 magnitude.