Latest Health Care Headache: Surviving an Earthquake
- All shook up. Yusuf, Anwar // Health Facilities Management;Mar99, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p42
Discusses the importance of seismic upgrades to prevent hospitals from having major damages during earthquakes. Information on the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in the United States; Considering seismic consultants; Details on seismic solutions; Mandatory upgrades.
- Quake take. Roger, Bill // Health Facilities Management;Apr2000, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p44
Looks at the seismic retrofit regulations for hospitals or health care facilities in California. Terms under California's seismic safety legislation in 1996; List of structural and non-structural performance categories for hospitals or health care facilities; Priorities to be considered on...
- FALLING DOWN ON THE JOB. Hwang, Lucia // Registered Nurse: Journal of Patient Advocacy;Dec2007, Vol. 103 Issue 10, p10
The article focuses on the issue regarding the seismic safety deadlines in California. According to the author, the hospital industry as a whole has pled difficulty and poverty in meeting the requirements in upgrading the hospital infrastructure. He added that wrangling between the hospitals and...
- Ready to rumble? Davis, Steve // Health Facilities Management;Aug2002, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p37
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- Construction pace builds. Moon, Susanna // Modern Healthcare;3/8/2004, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p36
Focuses on the 25th annual Construction & Design Survey of healthcare projects in California. Structural improvements for seismic-safety design in medical office buildings and other health construction; Construction plans of Kaiser Permanente; Details on heart hospital projects of Turner and...
- Healthcare facility goes paperless inside and out. Malanuk, Chris // Healthcare Building Ideas;Feb/Mar2008, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p82
The article focuses on the construction of the Ashley River Tower at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. The construction and design team responsible for the hospital had decided to build a 50- to 75-year life-span facility with paperless construction...
- Revolution in quake design? Rosenbaum, David B. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/8/95, Vol. 234 Issue 18, p11
Reports on the application of a structural engineering method called displacement ductility capacity analysis in building seismic-resistant projects in the United States. Caltran's pioneering in its retrofitting of seismically vulnerable bridges; Predictive analysis with the use of three...
- Shaking up seismic engineering. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/8/95, Vol. 234 Issue 18, p118
Editorial. Cites the development of design concept for new and retrofitted viaducts that focuses on accommodating displacements in a major earthquake in the United States. Effect of the seismic events in California and Kobe, Japan; Monetary considerations in the design; Call for the overhaul...
- Base isolation: Advanced earthquake technology that could reduce building damage. Mayes, Ronald // Reeves Journal: Plumbing, Heating, Cooling;Feb97, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p48
Describes the base isolation technique for seismic-resistant building design. Capability of the isolation technique to lower the effective Richter scale magnitude; Features of an effective seismic isolation system; Requirements for base isolation.