Latest Seismic risk Stories

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 -...

2013-10-03 23:32:33

Sign up for Earthquake 2013 Summit and get an up close look at the ISO-Base™ in action by visiting the WorkSafe Technlogies of Northern California booth. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 WorkSafe Technologies of Northern California is excited to be participating in the Earthquake 2013 Business Preparedness Summit. WorkSafe has been providing non-structural seismic mitigation products and services worldwide for over 20 years. It is their commitment to make sure all their customers,...

2013-08-29 23:26:28

WorkSafe™ Technologies introduces another solution to the seismic risks data centers face. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 WorkSafe™ Technologies is the only manufacturer of seismic protection products to offer professional installation. They take the same high-quality approach to their installation services as they do their products. When you entrust WorkSafe™ with your valuable equipment, every effort and precaution is taken to ensure a safe and smooth product installation....

Social Factors When Assessing The Seismic Risk Of A City Accounted For Using New Method
2012-06-29 11:34:16

Seismic risk not only depends on the magnitude of the tremor itself but also on the resistance of buildings and the social characteristics of its population. A team of Spanish scientists have presented a new method for calculating seismic risk incorporating aspects like social fragility and the chances of collective recovery. "When faced with the possibility of an earthquake, up until now the physical risk of the city has only ever been evaluated. This, in other words, means damage to...

2012-05-29 10:12:25

Global seismic hazard maps exist to help societies and decision-makers anticipate and prepare for earthquakes. These maps are supposed to depict the maximum level of ground shaking likely to be produced by an earthquake in a given area. In the past decade, however, ground motions and death tolls in areas struck by earthquakes have far exceeded these maps' projections. Thus, scientists are calling into question the standard methods used to estimate seismic risk, and accepted assumptions and...

2010-12-10 13:41:18

As the U.S. policy makers renew emphasis on the use of nuclear energy in their efforts to reduce the country's oil dependence, other factors come into play. One concern of paramount importance is the seismic hazard at the site where nuclear reactors are located. Russell A. Green, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, spent five years as an earthquake engineer for the U.S. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in Washington, D.C., prior to becoming a...

2010-11-10 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company and Stevenson & Associates have entered into a teaming agreement to provide seismic probabilistic risk assessment (SPRA) model development and fragility estimation services for nuclear power plants. The Westinghouse/Stevenson team will provide expertise and methodologies to address the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Regulatory Guideline 1.200, Rev. 2, which became effective April 1, 2010, and...

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