seismic protection

seismic protection

The application of engineering design methods and the installation of devices that make possible the continuance of essential services (such as the distribution of water, gas, electricity, telephone) in buildings during and immediately after an earthquake.
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After removing the ice-damaged roof and installing seismic protection with added layers of insulation and strapping at load points, other roof buildup improvements included installing polyiso-cyanurate insulation board, plywood cover board, and water barrier underlayment over the cover sheathing and a new cedar shake system.
Vulnerability can be expressed through specific source parameters (focal mechanism), the ground motion from the site (local conditions), and the structural feature of exposed elements (conditions for seismic protection of buildings).
Tellus Design + Build has joined hands with Ygrene to provide full funding of energy efficiency, renewable power, water conservation, and seismic protection upgrades for homes and commercial buildings.
An innovative rubber wall joint has also been designed and developed by the company for the seismic protection of masonry infill.
Design professionals, especially those that do not have experience with seismic protection of nonstructural components, might also benefit from this training.
High integrity seismic protection of critical assets such as oil, gas, nuclear and hydro-electric installations, pharmaceutical and medical facilities, where accurate detection of structural vibration in conjunction with safe shutdown procedures can be an essential requirement.
Uzbekistan is conducting research in modeling of seismic processes, prediction of earthquakes, seismic protection of modern civil facilities and architectural monuments, said Sabriddin Husomiddinov, the Director of the Seismology Institute of the Uzbek Sciences Academy.
should it happen, Chief of the National Seismic Protection Service of Armenia Hrachya Petrosyan told journalists on Tuesday.
His research interests include offshore structures, non-linear dynamics, seismic protection, base isolation and pounding.
Among the keynote topics are effects of truck impacts on bridge piers, evaluating the performance of existing bridges under vehicle dynamic effects, adaptive negative stiffness as a new structural modification approach for seismic protection, engineered wood in cold climate with application to monitoring a new Swedish suspension bridge, and the parametric identification of nonlinear devices for seismic protection using soft computing techniques.
New Zealand electricity networker Orion invested $6 million in seismic protection measures that saved the company $65 million in the wake of the 2010 and 2011 killer earthquakes in Christchurch," she said.
In cooperation with partners in industry and academia, Bayer MaterialScience has developed an effective and cost-efficient seismic protection system for buildings.
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