Compassion evoked by the scenes of utter devastation in Haiti -- and, really, all Haiti needed was more chaos -- can quickly turn to self-interested fear for those who live and work in quake-plagued regions like our own. There are three answers to the query of what effect a magnitude 7.0 quake wo ... More >>
Wait! We're not ready! You don't need to be a top-flight engineer to figure that a century-old water main that crumbled on its own over the weekend turning SoMa into a swamp would not have survived a strong earthquake. Chris Poland, however, is a top-flight engineer, and he confirmed it -- the ci ... More >>
Have developers killed the possibility of higher seismic standards for new high-rises?
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