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2014-07-18 03:00:07

Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Lab, the newest addition to the world-renowned earthquake/seismic engineering facility. [ Watch the Video: 52-Ton Bridge Shakes Violently At University Of Nevada, Reno Earthquake Engineering Lab ] "It was a complete success. The bridge withstood the design...

2014-07-10 23:09:50

Spectra QEST, a software development and services company for the construction materials testing and geotechnical industries, would like to welcome a new team member to its US operation. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Beth Mayo-Yurek has joined Spectra QEST’s California based subsidiary. She has over ten years experience in technical roles with one of America’s leading construction companies. In the past few years she has focused on implementing technical software in materials testing...

2014-07-03 23:07:47

Spectra QEST announces the launch of its new website (http://www.spectraqest.com), developed using the latest, mobile responsive technology. The new website coincides with the company’s 30th anniversary and is the culmination of several months of work. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Visitors to the site can easily navigate to find information about the company’s solutions and products, as well as the benefits experienced by companies from specific industries: Construction Materials Testing...

2014-05-07 08:35:32

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IVI International, Inc., a leading construction and environmental consultancy, announces that Scott Adan, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., SECB, a nationally recognized expert in earthquake and seismic analysis, has joined the firm as Director of Seismic Assessment Services. In this role, Dr. Adan will consult institutional mortgagees and investor clients on seismic risk assessment, mitigation, and structural improvements. Photo -...

2011-01-19 14:14:39

One year ago, a massive earthquake devastated Haiti. An engineering team from the UA is looking at ways to reduce the carnage inflicted by future earthquakes while the island and its people recover slowly amid disease and mountains of rubble. A team led by University of Arizona earthquake engineer Robert B. Fleischman, associate professor in the UA department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, traveled to Haiti in 2010 to examine earthquake damage to buildings in...

2010-02-23 08:46:19

A five-person team sent to evaluate damage from the devastating magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 found no surface evidence of the fault that might have caused the quake, but installed four instruments to measure aftershocks and help pinpoint the epicenter. University of Washington civil and environmental engineering professor Marc Eberhard led the team that provided engineering support to the United States Southern Command, responsible for all U.S. military activities in...

2009-09-10 14:23:08

Purdue University says it has received a $105 million National Science Foundation grant to lead a national earthquake engineering network. Purdue will use the five-year grant -- the largest in the university's history -- to create a center that will be the headquarters of the George Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. The center will connect 14 network research equipment sites and the earthquake engineering community through groundbreaking cyber-infrastructure, education...

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