Author Topic: Engineers at Stanford Develop Cost-Effective Earthquake-Resistant House  (Read 1049 times)

Offline KimESS

Hi Everyone,

Some positive news. Stanford engineers have invented and successfully tested a cost effective earthquake-resistant house. Interesting story - full article at link below.

Take care,
Kim

Engineers at Stanford Develop Cost-Effective Earthquake-Resistant House

In 1989, California‘s central coast was rocked by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, destroying infrastructure and buildings in San Francisco, Oakland, and a host of coastal cities. The Loma Prieta Earthquake caused an estimated $6 trillion in damage, prompting researchers to develop techniques for management of severe seismic activity in urban centres. Twenty five years later, a team of engineers at Stanford University have invented a cost-effective foundation for residential buildings capable of withstanding three times the magnitude of the catastrophic 1989 earthquake.

Find out more on Stanford’s earthquake-resistant technology after the break

http://www.archdaily.com/567766/engineers-at-stanford-develop-cost-effective-earthquake-resistant-house/