Effectiveness, safety, customization, profitability – the diverse and complex requirements in drive and damping technology are constantly increasing and changing. How do development engineers approach them? What specific solutions do they create for different industrial and technological sectors? How are pioneering innovations successfully achieved that provide real added value? We discuss this and much more in our The Engineer's Blog.

Earthquake-Resistant Construction: How Base Isolation Can Protect Buildings

Unexpected earthquakes not only cause high economic losses but also claim many lives, most being due to collapsing houses and buildings. In this article you will learn how earthquake-resistant construction can provide protection against this.

4 Methods to Protect Buildings During Earthquakes

Primarily, horizontal load causes walls, floors, columns, beams, and the elements connecting them to vibrate, and finally leads to the collapse of buildings. Below we present 4 methods that protect building structures during severe earthquakes.

Compelling Reasons for Earthquake-Resistant Construction

Though large earthquakes do not occur frequently, they constitute one of the most devastating and destructive dangers for the built environment. The fact that an ever-growing percentage of the world population is projected to live in urban areas highlights the need for mitigating the risks in earthquake-prone areas. What are the impacts of earthquakes on buildings? And why is earthquake-resistant construction more important than ever?  

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