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The science of preparing cities for natural disasters – GreenBiz

June 13, 2017 |

The science of preparing cities for natural disastersGreenBizSwope: How have building materials influenced those hazards? … That’s what got built in city centers through the 1960s and ’70s, and it turns out to be lethal in earthquakes because the building … Read More

Earthquakes Don’t Kill People, Unsafe Constructions Do – The Daily Star

June 13, 2017 |

Earthquakes Don’t Kill People, Unsafe Constructions DoThe Daily StarIn contrast, structures anchored to bedrock or stiff soil in earthquake-prone areas suffer less damage, explained the geo-technical engineering expert. As Dhaka city is expanding outwards, the surrounding wet fields are being … Read More

UBC quake simulation tests retrofits, underscores need to upgrade older buildings – Vancouver Sun

June 5, 2017 |

UBC quake simulation tests retrofits, underscores need to upgrade older buildingsVancouver SunHowever, on inspection after the test, consulting structural engineer Graham Taylor, who has been part of the UBC earthquake research team for nearly 20 years, said such a structureRead More

DowAksa-protected structure proves earthquake survivability – CompositesWorld

June 5, 2017 |

DowAksa-protected structure proves earthquake survivabilityCompositesWorldCarbon fiber manufacturer DowAksa (Istanbul, Turkey) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) have simulated an earthquake to demonstrate the ability of DowAksa’s material to lend strength to buildings in earthquake-prone regions. In a seismically

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WVU professor develops system to prepare for major earthquake – Independentherald.com

May 31, 2017 |

WVU professor develops system to prepare for major earthquakeIndependentherald.comThe three-piece system consisting of filler modules wedge-like parts made to certain specifications reinforcing dowels and composite materials allows buildings and bridges to resist heavier loads, and provides a significant amount of … Read More

Engineers welcome new seismic assessment rules – Stuff.co.nz

May 31, 2017 |

Engineers welcome new seismic assessment rulesStuff.co.nzChristchurch’s earthquake damaged BNZ building on the edge of the Christchurch Square is finally down. … Structural Engineering Society spokesperson Paul Campbell said engineers were looking forward to new earthquake-prone buildings legislation.

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Engineers welcome new seismic assessment rules – Stuff.co.nz

May 31, 2017 |

Engineers welcome new seismic assessment rulesStuff.co.nzChristchurch’s earthquake damaged BNZ building on the edge of the Christchurch Square is finally down. … Structural Engineering Society spokesperson Paul Campbell said engineers were looking forward to new earthquake-prone buildings legislation.

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Earthquake demo: UBC shakes wooden structure in test … – Vancouver Sun

May 26, 2017 |

Earthquake demo: UBC shakes wooden structure in test …Vancouver SunUBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility was meant to simulate a large subduction quake off the West Coast, the so-called ‘Big One.’

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Two years on, few cheer, many groan as Nepal quake … – Reuters – Reuters

May 19, 2017 |

Two years on, few cheer, many groan as Nepal quake … – ReutersReutersBy Gopal SharmaGIRANCHAUR, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Giranchaur is the picture perfect village. Children play on slides and swings.Nepal’s earthquake disaster: Two years and $4.1bn laterAljazeera.comScientific research … Read More

San Francisco’s 7 most explosive demolitions – Curbed SF

May 17, 2017 |

San Francisco’s 7 most explosive demolitionsCurbed SFThe 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake solved this argument, causing so much structural damage that the roadway was considered beyond repair. The freeway was torn down in 1991, opening up the city to the Ferry … Read More