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Man-Made Quakes Could Lead to Safer, Sturdier Buildings

July 31, 2013

Ben Schafer tested cold-formed steel in his lab Using massive moving platforms and an array of sensors and cameras, a team led by Johns Hopkins University structural engineers is trying to find out how well a two-story building made of cold-formed steel can stand up to a lab-generated Southern California quake. Full Story

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