IMM to Establish a Construction Laboratory in Kandilli Observatory Campus

ibb kandilli observatory campus to establish a construction laboratory
ibb kandilli observatory campus to establish a construction laboratory

Having signed a cooperation protocol with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Boğaziçi University will establish a construction laboratory on the Kandilli Observatory Campus. The laboratory, whose tender was finalized, will be built for approximately 13 million TL.

After the protocol signed between Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and Boğaziçi University, which signed a protocol, the tender for the construction laboratory to be established was made. The result of the tender held on 30 September 2020 was announced on 9 November 2020. According to the result, Ufuk Proje Mühendislik Mimarlık İnşaat Şirketi undertook the construction of the laboratory for 13 million 173 thousand TL. According to the contract signed by Boğaziçi University with the company, the works under the tender will be completed by December 29, 2021. The laboratory, which will be built on a land of approximately 3 thousand square meters, will consist of 2 blocks; There will be 5 floors including a basement. The laboratory to be established was named as "Building Laboratory Building".

The Yapı Laboratory Building will be built within the scope of the Cities of Tomorrow project, of which IBB, Boğaziçi University and Edinburgh University are partners. Deputy Secretary General of IMM Mahir Polat said that with the protocol that IMM and Boğaziçi University started to work with, it is aimed to make Istanbul a city resistant to multiple dangers. Polat, drawing attention to the coordination of civil society, municipalities, universities and professional chambers in protecting every individual living in Istanbul from possible disasters, stated that studies that take the views of each stakeholder into consideration will be carried out.


The protocol on data sharing and use in cooperation between Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Boğaziçi University within the scope of the Cities of Tomorrow project, which was on the agenda of the IMM Assembly on September 14, 2020 and was unanimously accepted at the Assembly meeting on October 14, 2020, is as follows:

“The subject of this protocol is under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) established by the UK Research Institute (UKR); It creates studies to be carried out within the framework of the 'Cities of Tomorrow Project' coordinated by the University of Edinburgh. Within the scope of the study, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute 'Department of Earthquake Engineering' (KRDAE) is fully authorized in all activities to be carried out throughout Istanbul. All studies will be carried out and coordinated by KRDAE.

The future situation of Istanbul will be at the forefront within the scope of the project. Urban risks that will arise in the future in Istanbul will be analyzed, taking into account the urbanization scenarios. In this framework, dangers such as earthquakes, landslides and floods will be taken into consideration in an integrated manner and potential risks will be evaluated. In the other part of the project, methods will be developed on the most efficient way to communicate and transfer disaster risk information.

Within the scope of the protocol, cooperation in various work items under the main headings of disaster risk analysis, urban resilience and disaster risk communication to be carried out in Istanbul, taking part in work packages, participating in activities, participating in project meetings, mutual sharing and use of data and information produced by the parties will be provided free of charge.

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