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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Balochistan government contacted us and we offered them making earthquake-resistant mud houses for them.
50,000 which would help her to complete the construction of her new earthquake-resistant house.
The separate manufacturing of the elements and their transportation to the site could reduce working time from two weeks to one, while the new structures would be more earthquake-resistant, researchers said at a news conference Tuesday (April 23).
19 (Petra) -- China Monday announced the opening of the Haiwen Bridge to traffic on as the first cross-sea bridge crossing active faults and the most earthquake-resistant bridge in China.
Engineer Altaf Hussain Shah, who is associated with an international organisation based in Chitral, told Dawn that the residents turned the widespread earthquake destruction into an opportunity and rebuilt houses on cement foundations to make them earthquake-resistant.
He said underground railway structures are more earthquake-resistant as they move with the ground compared with elevated rail platforms.
The company has served Japanese urban markets with durable, earthquake-resistant, fire-resistant steel-frame homes with AAC wall panels since 1972, and now delivers over 8,000 buildings per year.
Komin Shyamey Wangphel Secondary School is built using earthquake-resistant technology in compliance with the Government of Nepal building code.
They will help us build earthquake-resistant infrastructure.'
There are four levels of parking and the building has also been designed to be earthquake-resistant. The developer has entered into a partnership with Khaleeji Commercial Bank to offer mortgage facilities for the few properties that are still available.
"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.