Earthquake Engineering Center (EEC)
Earthquake Engineering Centre (EEC) is a multidisciplinary research and education center situated in Peshawar.
Envisioned in 2002, the center became operational in June 2006. EEC was established with the aim of better understanding the seismic
risk in the areas within the geographical boundaries of Pakistan and to conduct research and testing in the current construction
practices in Pakistan for improving seismic resistance of structures in high seismic risk areas.
The objective of the center is to develop procedures, knowledge, and tools to meet the future challenges related to the potential earthquakes in the region. The center aims to achieve its objective by promoting education and awareness among all facets of society and by carrying out target oriented need based research programs outlined below:
In the aftermath of the October 8, 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, the center proved itself as a reliable and proficient
institution that provided valuable suggestions and guidance to the government and non-government organizations involved in the
reconstruction and rehabilitation.
The center is of strategic nature as it has the potential to support the construction industry, power sector like WAPDA, telecom industry, industrial units, hospitals, and highway sector like NHA.