There have been dozens of significant earthquake events in 2017 alone. Every time an earthquake hits, buildings (and human lives) are at risk. Whether deep or shallow, long or short, every earthquake poses threats to buildings not constructed with movement in mind.
How can better buildings – and, more specifically, better materials – lead to improved outcomes after earthquakes? Cutting-edge materials are innovating the process of “earthquake engineering.” Let’s take a look at a few of the most interesting developments of late.