earthquake-resistant

earthquake-resistant

[′ərth‚kwāk ri‚zis·tənt]
(civil engineering)
Of a structure or building, able to withstand lateral seismic stresses at the base.
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To increase earthquake-resistant housing in developing countries, JICA continues to move forward with a number of initiatives.
Earthquake-resistant joints are being installed on water pipes and quake-resistant sewer pipes have been introduced.
The reconstruction of the school was an opportunity to build back better, and now the school is not only rebuilt to earthquake-resistant standards but also provides an improved learning environment for children," said Mukhtor Khamudkhanov, ADB's Country Director for Nepal.
Older buildings without proper earthquake-resistant engineering.
It is claimed to have been designed to fully meet the stringent Japanese earthquake-resistant building standards.
Obama's order says agencies constructing or updating federal buildings must ensure they're built with earthquake-resistant designs that meet the latest building codes.
James is working with award-winning Scots architect Murray Kerr to help the Nepalese create earthquake-resistant buildings.
It would be an earthquake-resistant facility, with accessibility features for persons with disabilities.
The USAID-funded Faculty of Education building is an environmentally-conscious and earthquake-resistant facility that includes 18,500 square feet of covered area, 6 classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, a learning resource center, laboratories, a seminar room, new office space for faculty and a faculty lounge.
The author has organized the main body of his text in four chapters devoted to the origin of earthquakes and seismic waves, body elastic wave propagation, surface elastic wave propagation, and modeling and earthquake-resistant design.
Good Earth Nepal provides aid to the Nepalese people through the construction of new homes and schools using sustainable, affordable and earthquake-resistant Earthbag technology developed by world renowned Dr.
Applications include railroad ties, roof tiles, bridge decks, highway pavement, concrete blocks, concrete pipe, and earthquake-resistant structures.