Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Earthquakes articles below.
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.
Whether hurricanes, wildfires, or earthquakes, threats from nature call for renewed look at emergency preparedness plans.
DriftReady Stairs are a safe solution for occupants’ and first responders’ egress and ingress during and after a seismic event.
California's Seismic Safety Act requires hospitals to meet requirements to ensure safety of the public and continued operations following an earthquake.
Following a series of large earthquakes in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas in the mid-1990s, seismic risk recommendations were changed to requirements.
Trimble 4D Go for Buildings is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that allows users to receive earthquake event data remotely from a web browser on any internet-enabled device.
The document describes in depth the threats of earthquakes on society, and the economic benefits that come from having safer structures in a community.
In January 2016, the ISO-Base Seismic Isolation Platform Technology from Instor was tested when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska.
This offering employs ISO-Base Seismic Isolation Platform Technology to future-proof data centers from seismic disruptions.
In the U.S., the scope of seismic activity may be widening.