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Report Identifies Ways Communities Can More Effectively Measure Progress Toward Resilience

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends steps U.S. communities can take to better measure their progress in building resilience to disasters, including measuring resilience around multiple dimensions of a community, and incentivizing the measurement of resilience.

Researchers propose new method to better assess building safety after an earthquake

Researchers at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne’s (EPFL’s) Laboratory of Computer Science and Mechanics applied to Construction are proposing a new methodology that can bring more precision to structural evaluation of buildings following an earthquake.
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Build Change team cited for use of AI to identify structures vulnerable to earthquakes

A team of developers and coders from Build Change in Nepal are among the top three finalists in the global Call for Code Developer Challenge, a worldwide competition sponsored by IBM that seeks to identify and promote creative digital approaches to disaster relief and preparedness.

East versus West Coast earthquakes

Damage at the Sherman Building in Washington, D.C., caused by the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in August 2011 in Mineral, Va. Photo: EHT Traceries Fewer quakes...

Build Change and World Bank announce Global Program for Resilient Housing

Build Change and the World Bank are launching a new initiative — the Global Program for Resilient Housing — aimed at formalizing global development approaches to providing safe, sustainable housing in regions prone to climate stress and natural disasters.

Ram Jack offers on-demand webcast on seismic effect on helical piles

Ram Jack Systems Distribution sponsored a webcast for engineers featuring Amy B. Cerato, Ph.D., P.E., professor at the University of Oklahoma, who shared research findings regarding the seismic effect on helical piles.

Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie renew Fellowship for Engineering Excellence

Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie announced the renewal of the Simpson Strong-Tie Fellowship for Engineering Excellence program and call for applicants. The Fellowship is open to licensed civil and structural engineers with a minimum of eight years of professional experience in structural engineering.

Tiny sensors may help avert earthquake damage

Tiny sensors being developed in a Simon Fraser University lab could help to give a pre-emptive head’s up, enough to secure critical infrastructure, such as bridges or power lines, and potentially save lives.

USRC announces broad support for seismic resilience bill

The U.S. Resiliency Council (USRC) announced growing support from fair housing, sustainability, design professionals, trade, business and labor organizations for AB2681 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, a bill that will help cities identify seismically vulnerable structures in California communities.
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