Friday, February 18, 2011

Seismic Retrofits for Hostpitals in San Diego

I didn't feel the quake in Baja this morning, but hearing people talk about it reminded me that I hadn't yet posted this story about hospital earthquake retrofits in San Diego. The story by Janet Lavelle "Hospitals on track for 2013 seismic deadline" ran in the San Diego Union Tribune on Wednesday.

One of the issues that came up in the story is strengthening/stiffening buildings vs. making them perform better in earthquakes. A couple of structural engineers tied to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering are quoted in the story: Structural engineering professor Benson Shing and adjunct structural engineering professor Robert Englekirk.

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