After many hours of work on our balsa tower, our team assembled in San Francisco to compete in the 7th Annual Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition, coming in 6th place of 22 schools.
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It is estimated that there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 of those can be felt, and 100 of them cause damage. Because of the relative infrequency of earthquakes, their effects are often neglected or ignored when buildings are designed. However, when one does strike, it can cause enormous losses of life and property.
For example, the 1995 Kobe earthquake in Great Hanshin, Japan killed more than 6,000 people and caused $200 billion of property damage, among which were 200,000 collapsed buildings.
We as the BYU chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) are dedicated to reducing earthquake risk by
We hope that you will join with us in this challenging and exciting endeavor.