The key to constructing an earthquake-resistant building is to minimize the forces acting upon it, rather than to maximize the strength of the building itself. Among the methods used to accomplish this are base isolation... More »

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Earthquakes cannot be prevented and are rarely predicted correctly. The scientists who study and work on earthquake facts are still working on a system that might correctly predict earthquakes. The effects of earthquakes... More »

There are numerous methods of making buildings earthquake resistant. Engineers have spent many years researching earthquakes and their effects and developing new technologies that help residential and commercial building... More »

Japan has done many things over the years to prevent damage to buildings during earthquakes such as implementing strict building codes and retrofitting older structures. Japan has also developed many devices, such as iso... More »

Architects are licensed professionals who design houses, office buildings and other structures, and they must have a bachelor's degree, design ability and computer skills to succeed in this profession. Statistics provide... More »

Architects use the Pythagorean theorem, which is expressed by the equation: a2 + b2 = c2, in designing and computing the measurements of building structures and bridges. One example involves roof design. A gable roof is ... More »

Design plans for gazebos are available for the more commonly found square, rectangular and octagonal shaped structures, as well as for specialty models that can have up to 12 sides. Custom designed plans are also an opti... More »

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