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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

The 3D-printed homes people can actually live in – Axios

May 10, 2017 |

The 3D-printed homes people can actually live inAxiosPros: 3D printing would help eliminate waste in construction and can use recycled materials as building materials. Homes eventually could be easily … The structure was tested and could withstand a level 8 … Read More

Earthquake preparedness: Addressing hazards before the disasters – The Manila Times

April 20, 2017 |

Earthquake preparedness: Addressing hazards before the disastersThe Manila TimesThis is not just because a damaged building could collapse, but also to ensure safety from one of the consequences of an earthquake, which is fire. He also emphasized that there is … Read More

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ – Stuff – Stuff.co.nz

April 19, 2017 |

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ – StuffStuff.co.nzSteel and timber “hybrid” buildings may be the future for affordable, earthquake-resistant construction methods.

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