The Institute of Safety and Disaster Prevention Engineering is a scientific research and teaching institution for disaster prevention and reduction of civil engineering. The main research directions include seismic engineering, structural wind engineering, wind energy utilization, structural fire prevention, vibration reduction control, structural health monitoring and safety evaluation. There are 42 in-service staff, including 22 professors, 12 associate professors and 8 lecturers. Among them, there are 2 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 winner of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, 3 members of the Four Kinds of National Youth Talents, and 8 members of the Provincial Talents.
The Institute consists of an engineering structural seismic research center, wind engineering and structural safety research center, structural health monitoring and safety evaluation research center, structural fire prevention research center. There are one engineering structure seismic laboratory and wind tunnel laboratory. The research platform includes the Key Laboratory of New Technology for Construction of Cities in Mountain Area, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Wind Engineering and Wind Energy Utilization, the Chongqing Key Laboratory of Earthquake Resistance and Disaster Prevention of Engineering Structures, and the international cooperation base for high-performance wind power facilities and efficient operation.
The Institute has established long-term cooperative research relations with more than 10 well-known foreign universities and research institutions such as the United States, Canada, Japan and the European Union. The Institute has undertaken a large number of scientific research work such as structural seismic and wind resistance test, analysis of major domestic engineering projects, structural health monitoring and safety evaluation of super large bridges, wind tunnel tests of transmission lines, and has played an important role in safety and disaster prevention and reduction technology demonstration of domestic engineering construction, local construction and engineering design consultation.