Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tag: earthquakes

PCI Joins U.S. Resiliency Council, promotes resilient communities

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) further increased its members’ commitment to advancing resilient building design by joining the U.S. Resiliency Council (USRC). PCI represents companies involved in the design and construction of precast concrete buildings and infrastructure.

Berkeley Lab researchers lead effort to predict ground movement and impact on structures

With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes quickly and in unprecedented detail, as well as predict how these movements will impact energy infrastructure — from the electric grid to local power plants — and scientific research facilities.

Miyamoto’s Lang appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council

Miyamoto International Research Analyst Dr. Anna Lang was appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) National Advisory Council (NAC). The 35-member council provides advice to FEMA through recommendations on all aspects of emergency management.

Earthquake software refines ODOT bridge inspection process

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is now implementing the use of ShakeCast, a program created by the U.S. Geological Survey. The ShakeCast program will enable the nearly 300 trained ODOT employees to quickly determine which bridges to inspect first after an earthquake.

OSU researcher studies CLT as seismic retrofit tool

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.

Miyamoto opens office in Colombia

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.

USGS collaborates with FEMA on national earthquake loss estimate

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.

WVU professor’s patented system could make cities more resilient after natural disasters

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.

‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake early warning system goes West Coast wide

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.
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