Earthquake Resistant Structures Introduction Natural disasters such as earthquakes have multiple negative impacts, two of the most important of which are environmental impacts such as landslides, flooding, and water contamination; and business impacts such as damage to commercial buildings, power grids, transportation networks, and other economic infrastructure. In order to reduce the severity of these negative impacts, disaster resistance structures have been designed which reduce structural vulnerability to earthquakes, limit the damage to buildings that earthquakes can inflict, and thus lower the business and environmental impact of earthquakes. Business Impacts Earthquakes cause a wide range of business problems, for they can damage...The end:
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