Concrete Donuts Fix Earthquake-hit Bridges in Days
It takes a major earthquake less than a minute to inflict debilitating damage to bridge structures - in particular their support columns, which can in turn...
Fibre Reinforced Concrete Boosts Earthquake Resilience
Engineers from the American Midwest have developed a new form of fibre-reinforced concrete that promises to enhance the seismic resistance of high-rises relatively easily and inexpensively.
Strata Body Warns of Earthquake Insurance Risk in Australia
Strata corporations could be overlooking the sizeable threat that seismic events in Australia pose to their properties.
How Insurance Is Shaping the Built Environment
With homes washed away and parts of the Central Coast declared a natural disaster zone, the recent storms in New South Wales have once again demonstrated...
“Earthquakes Don’t Kill People; Buildings Kill People.”
I read a comment in the Age newspaper that read: "the orthodoxy among seismologists is that earthquakes don't kill people; buildings kill people."
Pre-Cast Bridge Withstands Extreme Earthquakes
One of the world's most powerful earthquake simulators has been used to test the mettle of an innovative new pre-cast concrete bridge.