Safer historic buildings and more jobs for the timber industry are the goals of a partnership between an Oregon State University structural engineering researcher and a newly formed nonprofit group in Corvallis, Oregon.
Global earthquake and structural engineering firm Miyamoto International opened a Bogotá, Colombia office to share its expertise and better serve new and existing clients in South America.
Earthquakes are estimated to cost the nation $6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science on earthquake hazards was a critical component to this analysis.
West Virginia University professor Hota GangaRao and Praveen Majjigapu, a Ph.D. student in civil engineering, have developed a system that will increase the strength and endurance of structures in earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other large blasts.
Version 1.2 of the USGS ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system extends the ShakeAlert “production prototype” that was rolled out in California in 2016 to Washington and Oregon.
A UNDP conference on the “Seismic Risk and Consequences for Northern Haiti and Vulnerable Schools” was held last week for stakeholders including the Haiti government, international agencies and the private sector.
Miyamoto International, a global earthquake + structural engineering firm, opened an office in San Francisco January 3. The firm has added seven offices globally in the past three years.
Several strong earthquakes around the world have resulted in a phenomenon called soil liquefaction, the seismic generation of excess porewater pressures and softening of granular soils, often to the point that they may not be able to support the foundations of buildings and other infrastructure. A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates existing field, laboratory, physical model, and analytical methods for assessing liquefaction and its consequences.
Lucy Jones, Ph.D., has been a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech since 1983. She recently retired from the USGS after 33 years of federal service. and now plans to help officials develop science-based policies related to earthquakes, climate change, tsunamis and other natural disasters.