Damage Mitigation for School Buildings in Seismically Vulnerable Regions.

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School buildings have suffered disproportionate damage during past and recent earthquakes. For example, during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, many school buildings collapsed, resulting in loss of life. School buildings in many other parts of the world are also susceptible to this type of widespread damage because of inadequate design, detailing, or poor construction quality. The purpose of this paper is to show how these fatal flaws can be mitigated prior to future catastrophe by using good engineering practice to retrofit vulnerable schools. [Authors' abstract]
Miyamoto, H. Kit ; Gilani, Amir S.J.; Wada, Akira
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
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