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Earthquakes and building regulations in Kurdistan: a turning point – Kurdistan24

November 27, 2017 |

Earthquakes and building regulations in Kurdistan: a turning pointKurdistan24Western developed countries have established regulatory codes of practice that impose the necessary requirements for structural engineers to consider when calculating the effects of earthquake tremors in their designs. Depending on the … Read More

Could the solution to New Zealand’s quake-prone buildings already be on a shelf at Bunnings? – The Spinoff

November 10, 2017 |

Could the solution to New Zealand’s quake-prone buildings already be on a shelf at Bunnings?The SpinoffThere’s nothing as such, says University of Canterbury engineering professor Stefano Pampanin. It’s not one single technology or technique which is going to save the … Read More

University of Washington engineers develop ‘breakaway’ tsunami-resistant buildings, prepping for ‘The Big One’ – GeekWire

November 10, 2017 |

University of Washington engineers develop ‘breakaway’ tsunami-resistant buildings, prepping for ‘The Big One’GeekWireThe tsunami-resistant buildings will have breakaway walls on lower floors that actually strengthen the structure when removed by strong waves. The buildings are designed to remain intact in … Read More

‘Symbolic rubble’ from crumbling adobe homes preserves the past and eases trauma after Mexico earthquake – WCAI

November 3, 2017 |

‘Symbolic rubble’ from crumbling adobe homes preserves the past and eases trauma after Mexico earthquakeWCAIThe architect also recommends that buildings be dismantled in a controlled way in order to take advantage of this material this symbolic rubble for reuse later … Read More

Outdated Construction Methods Caused Most Building Collapses in … – NBCNews.com

November 1, 2017 |

Outdated Construction Methods Caused Most Building Collapses in …NBCNews.comNearly two-thirds of the 44 buildings that fell in Mexico City were designed with a construction method called flat slab now forbidden in parts of the United …Lives lost in Mexico quakeRead More

Outdated Construction Methods Caused Most Building Collapses in Mexico Earthquake, Engineers Say – NBCNews.com

October 20, 2017 |

Outdated Construction Methods Caused Most Building Collapses in Mexico Earthquake, Engineers SayNBCNews.comThey had just reached the register when the earthquake hit, shaking the store so fiercely the structure screeched. Minutes later, a text came in from their neighbor: The elegant … Read More

Researchers Say They’ve Invented ‘Earthquake-Proof’ Concrete – Interesting Engineering

October 20, 2017 |

Researchers Say They’ve Invented ‘Earthquake-Proof’ ConcreteInteresting EngineeringResearchers from the University of British Columbia have developed a new material that may help make buildings earthquake-proof. The product is made of …

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Luck, Not Tougher Building Standards, Spared Mexico in Quake – New York Times

October 12, 2017 |

Luck, Not Tougher Building Standards, Spared Mexico in QuakeNew York TimesWe are concerned if we have a huge earthquake like the one in 1985 we may have problems in buildings, said Sergio Alcocer the vice president of the Mexican Society … Read More

Why some buildings crumbled and others survived the Mexico City quake: A sober lesson for California – Los Angeles Times

October 10, 2017 |

Why some buildings crumbled and others survived the Mexico City quake: A sober lesson for CaliforniaLos Angeles TimesThe amateur videos emerging from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that devastated Mexico City on Tuesday are grim. Some show taller buildings swaying. Others … Read More

That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete building a type known to be vulnerable in quakes – Los Angeles Times

October 9, 2017 |

That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete building a type known to be vulnerable in quakesLos Angeles TimesTo structural engineers, it’s no mystery why the earthquake in Mexico this week turned a school into a death trap: … Read More