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What Is Seismic Retrofitting?


Oct 2020

What Is Seismic Retrofitting?

Earthquake retrofitting, otherwise known as seismic retrofitting, is the modification of an existing building to make it more resistant to earthquake activity. Building codes have changed as engineers have learned more about how earthquakes affect buildings. There are now many guidelines on retrofitting structures to resist not only earthquakes but also high winds and other impacts of severe weather and hurricanes. The benefits of seismic…

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