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Earthquake Risk Map Released From Insurer FM Global

This online resource employs data and seismic hazard models resulting from FM Global's partnership with the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation.
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BSSC Updates Earthquake Design Provisions For FEMA

The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.
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Agfa Imaging Equipment Certified By OSHPD For Earthquake Resistance

California's Seismic Safety Act requires hospitals to meet requirements to ensure safety of the public and continued operations following an earthquake.
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Earthquake Resilience White Paper Released

The document describes in depth the threats of earthquakes on society, and the economic benefits that come from having safer structures in a community.
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Earthquake Protection For Data Centers (Video)

In January 2016, the ISO-Base Seismic Isolation Platform Technology from Instor was tested when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska.

New Service Spotlight: Data Center Earthquake Protection From Instor

This offering employs ISO-Base Seismic Isolation Platform Technology to future-proof data centers from seismic disruptions.

Question Of The Week: Earthquake Ready?

In the U.S., the scope of seismic activity may be widening.

Free Online Earthquake Resilience Program Now Available

Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ® creates online version of FEMA QuakeSmart™ Community Resilience Program for Small Businesses and Organizations.

Earthquake Engineering Lab Gets $12 Million

This will fund the major portion of an expansion of the earthquake engineering lab where, for the past 25 years, researchers have conducted experiments of building and testing large scale structures and bridges to advance seismic safety.

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Japan Earthquake Relief

Despite the deployment of 100,000 Japanese troops and more than 500 foreign rescue specialists, the relief operation is being hampered by the damage done to the country's transport infrastructure, with roads, rail, ports and power lines crippled across much of the disaster region.

Free Guide: Steel Buildings And Earthquakes

A new publication from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) provides a broad understanding of earthquakes and how they affect buildings.

Assistance Needed From Facility Managers Regarding Earthquake Design

John Masek is seeking recommendations from facility managers in any area where earthquake design is required. The outcome of the project will likely lead to new design and construction requirements.

Researchers Release Simulation Protocol For Buildings In An Earthquake

An article yesterday on newswire service Ascribe.org discusses a new modeling protocol for determining how buildings will withstand an earthquake. The article reads:How much...

Call for designs: earthquake resistant housing

On October 8th a 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the region near Kashmir, less than 65 miles from Islamabad, Pakistan. The death toll stands at...

Massive earthquake (7.6) hits Pakistan and surrounding area

More than 40,000 people are feared dead after an earthquake and its numerous aftershocks hit 60 miles north of the Pakistani city of Islamabad....
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Maximizing Drones For Roof Inspections

This article provides insight on the use of drones for roof and facade inspections, and points out key advantages and shortcomings.
Building Codes

Building Codes And The Right Roofing

Facility managers may want to invest in structural elements that exceed the protection provided in building codes.
Super Bowl LVI

Here Comes Super Bowl Sunday! 

As football fans get set to watch the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium, here are seven surprising things about the site of Super Bowl LVI.
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New Tool Guides Sustainable Building Design, Construction

Materials database, developed by Northwestern University and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), covers durability and environmental properties of more than 50 building materials
Resilience

Resilience And The Built Environment

Much of the discussion in the construction community about how to withstand one-time devastating events as well as repeated lesser events that take a toll on the built environment have been centered around the concept of resilience.

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