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Earthquake Resistant Retrofit to Buildings in Memphis, Tennessee

 

History of New Madrid Fault Activity

Type of Existing Construction

Timber & Masonry Construction

Mechanical & Plumbing Systems

Electrical Systems

Communication & Data Systems

Fire Suppression Systems

Evacuation

 

 

How do these systems behave in an earthquake?

California Case Studies

System Failures

Risk & Cost Exposure

 

 

How do people behave in an earthquake?

Disorientation & Vertigo

 

 

Objective

Retrofit buildings to survive an earthquake long enough for the occupants to get out of the building safely.

 

 

Retrofit

Timber & Masonry Construction

Mechanical & Plumbing Systems

Electrical Systems

Communication & Data Systems

Fire Suppression Systems

Evacuation

 

 

Cost to Retrofit

Money

Time

 

 

Benefit to Retrofit

Money

Insurance

Safety

Lease Desirability & Competitiveness

Image & Goodwill

 

Conclusion

 

 

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