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Colorado State University team investigates earthquake retrofits for "soft" first-floor buildings

August 6, 2013

John van de Lindt A team of researchers, led by Colorado State University engineering professor John van de Lindt, has spent the last month shaking a four-story building in San Diego to learn how to make structures with first-floor garages better withstand seismic shocks. Full Story

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