The National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) was officially established in 1990 through a joint effort of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the National Taiwan University (NTU).
NCREE became a non-profit organization under the supervision of the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) in 2003. NCREE currently operates two Laboratories (Tapiei and Tainan) and is able to conduct long-stroke high-velocity shaking table tests and cyclic quasi-static tests under extreme high axial loads.
NCREE and NHERI signed a letter of agreement in August 2017 during a tour by NHERI representatives of the NCREE Tainan facility.
The mission of NCREE includes the promotion of international research on earthquake hazard mitigation and emergency responses to pre-quake preparation and post-quake recovery. Learn more about the capabilities of NCREE facilities and the scope of testing performed: