Quake Engineering Moves Toward Era of Empowerment

Post, Nadine M.
April 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;4/17/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 15, p22
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the recent developments in the field of seismic design. The report entitled "Managing Risk in Earthquake Country" predicts that were the 1906 quake to happen in 2006, it would affect nearly 10 million residents and cost between $90 billion and $120 billion to repair or replace more than 90,000 damaged buildings and contents. As many as 10,000 commercial buildings would sustain major structural damage. Between 160,000 and 250,000 households would be displaced from damaged residences.


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