The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) is a joint venture between industry and universities, conducting field investigations following major earthquakes.

EEFIT objectives:
  • Carry out detailed technical evaluations of the performance of structures, foundations, civil engineering works and industrial plants within affected regions.
  • Collect geological and seismographic data, including strong motion records.
  • Assess the effectiveness of earthquake protection methods, including repair and retrofit, and to compare actual performance with designer expectations.
  • Study disaster management procedures and socio-economic effects of earthquakes.

EEFIT is managed by a committee elected by its membership.

We rely on volunteer engineers and academics, the financial support of our individual and corporate members, and secretariat support from IStructE.


Call for Return Mission proposals:

EEFIT is seeking proposals for return missions to further capture lessons from past earthquake events where EEFIT carried out a mission in the past.

The application form should be typed and emailed as a PDF file to [email protected] by 17:00 Wednesday 15 January 2020. Full details of the eligibility criteria are contained within the proposal form.


Get involved:

Membership of EEFIT means making a fundamental difference in understanding the impact of earthquakes.

As an EEFIT member you will survey the aftermath of earthquake events and learn from experienced engineers.

You'll also share your findings with industry, the research community, policy makers and reconstruction stakeholders.


Types of membership:

Corporate member - recommend a member of staff to join a mission team who will be given some priority over other candidates. - £300 annual subscription

Full member - be considered for joining a mission team - £20 annual subscription (£15 for IStructE members)

Student member - free


Get involved:

If you would like to get involved or have questions contact EEFIT outlining your relevant experience.

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