100 Years of Earthquake Engineering - Lessons Learned and Forgotten

April 29, 2006
Publication: Proceedings of the 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, April 18-22, 2006, San Francisco, California, USA (8NCEE) Paper # 1481
Author(s): John Meyer Ronald Hamburger

Abstract: During the 100 years since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake engineers have learned to design buildings that will perform well in earthquakes and to do it with a reasonable level of confidence. However, through forgetting lessons learned, pushing technology beyond the grasp of understanding and complacency, design flaws have occurred and innovation has been hindered. This study of the past aides the profession’s continued pursuit of excellence.

Services: Structural Design