Earthquake Proofing

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    • Deep foundations, so that the structure moves with the foundations
    • Japan now put rubber foundations, so it acts like a shock absorber
    • Waterproof membrance to stop liqufication
      • 'Temporary transformation of a soil mass of soil or sediment into a fluid mass'
    • Counterweights on roof
    • - Steel crossbracing (1/3 more steel, much better reinfocrement of the concrete)
    • Windows made out of safety glass
    • LEDC's use wooden building rather than brick buildings, because they are much stronger.
      • wooden buildings will flex more and mover and so withstand movement, but theproblem with wood is that it burns .


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