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New Research on Soft-Story Retrofitting

A team of researches at Colorado State University have found that earthquake retrofitting significantly lessens the probability of a soft-story building’s collapse. ¬†While the stronger earthquakes that were tested caused some damage to the model buildings, the structures remained safe for occupancy, unlike the models that had not been strengthened prior to testing.

To read the article with details about the research, follow the link below:

http://phys.org/news/2013-08-team-earthquake-retrofits-soft-first-floor.html

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about soft-story retrofitting or your building, feel free to give me a call at (510)272-9999 or e-mail me at info@test.enginious-structures.com.

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