Thread: Some modern buildings may be at risk of collpase

Started: 2006-08-15 18:06:58
Last activity: 2006-08-15 18:06:58
Topics: IRIS EPO
John or Jan Lahr
2006-08-15 18:06:58
The following article provides a strong argument for better
engineered buildings. Maybe one of your students will be among the
structural engineers who contribute to making future buildings safer.

Cheers,
John

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Even new buildings at risk in Big One (Los Angeles Daily News (CA)), 8/15

Study explores Valley impact

By Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer

When the Big One hits, even the most advanced steel high-rises across
the San Fernando Valley will be at risk of collapse, according to a
recently published Caltech study. A magnitude-7.9 earthquake could
topple buildings built to standards in the latest codes, according to
advanced 3-D supercomputer earthquake simulations.

http://www.dailynews.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=4182078



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