News tagged with earthquake engineering

Retrofitting earthquake protection could save lives

Whether or not a building collapses and claims many lives during an earthquake is a matter of structure and statistics, according to researchers in Turkey. Writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management, civil ...

Jun 05, 2013
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Stabilizing collapsed or shock-damaged buildings

In the gathering gloom of late afternoon, September 11, 2001, building engineers—as well as the rest of the world—watched in horror as the desperately fragile remains of the World Trade Center shifted and settled into ...

Dec 04, 2012
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LiDAR technology reveals faults near Lake Tahoe

Results of a new U.S. Geological Survey study conclude that faults west of Lake Tahoe, Calif., referred to as the Tahoe-Sierra frontal fault zone, pose a substantial increase in the seismic hazard assessment for the Lake ...

May 24, 2012
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