A Look at History Shows a Painful Learning Curve

September 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;9/26/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 12, p92
Trade Publication
Presents information on the effect of natural disasters on manmade structures in the United States. Reference to the damage caused by San Francisco, California earthquake and fire on April 18, 1906; Statement that the disaster inspired people to use fire-resistant materials in house construction; Opinion that right combination of engineered defenses, wetlands restoration and land use planning can help in rebuilding tasks.


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