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Ocosta Elementary School Celebrates Completion of First Tsunami Evacuation Structure in U.S. On June 11, 2016, Ocosta Elementary School representatives and members of the Westport, Washington community gathered to dedicate a new replacement elementary school which includes the nation's first vertical tsunami evacuation structure. The dedication included soldiers from the Washington National Guard exercising their rooftop helicopter evacuation capabilities.... Read More > Filed Under:
Posted by tinabarni on November 29, 2016 3:53 PM
 
Change on the Horizon In January 2017, a new edition of the California Building Code will take effect. For new buildings the structural design provisions will be basically unchanged from before. The more significant changes, however, are in the existing building provisions.... Read More > Filed Under:
Posted by tinabarni on November 11, 2016 12:16 PM
 
Retrofit of Large Diameter Pipes Mitigates Landslide Hazard In 2012, Degenkolb partnered with the Santa Clara Valley Water District and Carrollo Engineers to develop a seismic retrofit solution for a large diameter pipeline located in a landslide area. Since 1983, the pipelines started experiencing failures. Located nearly a mile and half from the Hayward fault, they were required to withstand a total movement of 9.4-ft over a 50-year design life.... Read More > Filed Under: Community, Degenkolb, Earthquake, Engineering, In The News, Seismic
Posted by tinabarni on October 25, 2016 10:38 AM
 
Resilience in Earthquake Country For many of us, living in “Earthquake Country” is a regular reminder of the impact of a major natural disaster. Throughout the country, communities are realizing that the not only is basic safety important for its residents during and after the disaster, but that they need to recover quickly from the disaster. ... Read More > Filed Under: Community, Degenkolb, Earthquake, Engineering, In The News, Seismic
Posted by tinabarni on October 11, 2016 4:20 PM
 
Degenkolb Joins EERI Team for 2016 Central Italy Earthquake Study Erica Fischer joined the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s (EERI) Learning from Earthquakes reconnaissance team that traveled to Italy in early September. The team worked jointly with the European Union (EU) Center and the Italian consortium ReLUIS to understand the performance of retrofitted buildings and school and hospital facilities.... Read More > Filed Under:
Posted by tinabarni on September 30, 2016 10:08 AM
 
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