The installation of Seismic Insulators to be implied to the hospital building which is located in Basibuyuk Campus was started on 6 February 2015, in order to provide inturrupted hospital service even in the earthquake moment, within the Project of “ Istanbul Seismic Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness ( ISMEP)” launched by Istanbul Province Special Administration, Project Coordination Unit.
This Method to be applied ensures that direct interaction between structure and surface will cease by placing of the seismic insulators into appropriate floor and the bottom of column and reinforced concrete of the structures.
These insulators which are movable with the influence of horizontal forces absorbe the earthquake energy by doing very soft but large oscillations in the earthquake moment and so that a probable destructive effect of the earthquake can be avoided and carrier system elements of the upper structure are not influenced.
In that case, the construction which the seismic insulator technique has been applied is affected much less by the possible earthquake and able to continue to serve immediately after the earhtquake.
With this feature, Marmara University Hospital will be also the largest hospital in the wold which is powered by “Seismic Insulator Technique”.