A challenge to earthquake engineering professionals

Craig Comartin, Svetlana Brzev, Farzad Naeim, Marjorie Greene, Marcial Blondet, Sheldon Cherry, Dina D'Ayala, Mohammed Farsi, Sudhir K. Jain, Jelena Pantelic, Laura Samant, Mauro Sassu

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Recent earthquakes have caused unacceptably high death tolls. We, the editors of the World Housing Encyclopedia, believe that reducing such an unacceptably high loss of life from earthquakes is the most important challenge facing the global earthquake engineering community. This paper acknowledges the continuing disparity between life loss from earthquakes in developing and developed countries, and the increasing vulnerability in developing countries. A sampling of current efforts to improve construction practices includes the publication of earthquake tips in India, construction manuals in Colombia, and the formation of various international networks to promote collaboration and information sharing. Future possibilities include more rewards for research into inadequately engineered construction, greater emphasis on small-scale, local efforts, and a stronger emphasis on advocacy. We believe that all of us, as earthquake professionals, have a responsibility to make the built environment safer worldwide.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)1049-1056
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónEarthquake Spectra
EstadoPublicada - nov. 2004
Publicado de forma externa


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