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

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

| On 10, Nov 2017

University of Washington engineers develop ‘breakaway’ tsunami-resistant buildings, prepping for ‘The Big One’
GeekWire
The 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 a tsunami, protecting people seeking … Communities on the