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Engineers Put Five-story Building on Seismic Shake Table to Test for Earthquake and Fire Readiness


April 12, 2012

an overall shot of the five-story building What happens when you put a fully equipped five-story building, that includes an intensive care unit, a surgery suite, piping and air conditioning, fire barriers and even a working elevator, through a series of high-intensity earthquakes? Structural engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are about to find out during a two-week series of tests conducted on the world's largest outdoor shake table at the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center. Full Story

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