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UC San Diego Engineers Work to Make Historic Buildings Safer During Strong Earthquakes


November 25, 2008

a 1920s era masonry Recent simulated earthquake tests conducted by University of California-San Diego engineers are expected to lead to retrofit schemes that make historic buildings safer. Full Story

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