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Miyamoto is a global engineering, construction management and project management company that provides critical services that sustain industries and safeguard communities with offices worldwide.  We are a local company with global capacity. Our strategies save lives and impact economies.

Ecuador Earthquake Damage spans
200-km coastline

April 16, 2016 • 7.8-magnitude earthquake

As the death toll from the April 16, 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador continued to rise, the magnitude of the disaster came more clearly into focus. The earthquake struck off the west coast of Ecuador, injuring 2,500 people and killing more than 670 people. The area severely affected was huge, stretching more than 200 km along the Ecuadorian coastline. Read Dr. Miyamoto’s daily journals about our response in Ecuador.

  • Miyamoto, they bring all the expertise, taking into account the seismic area that we are in. – Richard T. Hale III, The Hale Corp.

  • They can be counted upon for creative solutions that balance risk from the perspective of a principal. We value their work with the highest regard. – Kipp Blewett, Rubicon Partners

  • There are dangerous buildings everywhere on earth. Unless we speak out and build better, we will see many more of  these tragedies in our lifetimes. – Kit Miyamoto

  • Yeah… Save people. Protect people. Teach; it is your mission … Never stop moving to the end of the world to do the best things. – Facebook Follower

  • It is nice to see the proactive approach you and your team have undertaken for Nepal earthquake… I still remember one of your slides, which says, ‘There is a cost for doing nothing.’ – Tamorish Kole, Society for Emergency Medicine, India


  • As structural engineers, we have a responsibility to prevent these disasters. – Kit Miyamoto

  • After talking to Miyamoto, we decided to do a complete retrofitting of the structure as well as an expansion. An earthquake by itself is not a fatality. It is how you build that makes the difference. – Richard Buteau, Karibe Hotel Owner

  • This building can withstand an unlimited number of earthquakes. That’s the difference… In the event of a major earthquake, this airport will be the center of emergency response for Southern California. – Dan Feger, Executive Director, Bob Hope Airport

Kathmandu, Nepal Earthquake

April 25, 2015 • 7.8-magnitude earthquake

On April 25, 2015 Kathmandu, Nepal was struck by a  7.8-magnitude earthquake. In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, many large organizations stepped up to provide immediate relief by supplying food and water, temporary shelter and medical support. While this support is critical, we provided expert earthquake structural engineering and reconstruction advice quickly, such as assessing whether homes and buildings are safe to re-enter and helping locals develop a plan for rebuilding or retrofitting to seismic standards that will withstand the next large earthquake. Contact our Nepal office.

To date, we have more than 90 damage-assessment projects completed for private and public organizations and international agencies and many retrofit projects underway.

Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief

Nonprofit Earthquake Engineering Experts

Miyamoto ReliefMiyamoto Relief is the only nonprofit structural engineering organization in the world providing technical expertise before, during and after a disaster. Our mission is to save thousands of lives through state-of-the-art engineering in communities in need. Miyamoto Relief works globally to save lives through engineering, especially in places affected by disaster. One of the reasons we exist is to send teams of engineers to help affected populations after an earthquake. This is particularly important in developing countries, where the lack of engineering knowledge is critical for the life safety of community. Learn More

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Miyamoto International

Miyamoto International is a global earthquake strategy, structural engineering and project management company providing critical services that sustain industries and safeguard communities around the world. We are experts in delivering earthquake strategies and high performance engineering that reduce lifecycle costs and produce a positive net impact on a structure’s operation. Our broad spectrum of services can be deployed to meet engineering needs or brought together to tackle the complex challenges inherent in pre and post disaster environment. Built on decades of earthquake and structural engineering experience in the field, our expertise supports how clients address the economic, political, socio-cultural, sustainability and technical challenges involved in risk reduction and post-disaster recovery. Miyamoto businesses are strategically located worldwide in earthquake prone regions to impact economies and save lives.
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, February 24th, 2017 at 11:09am
Dr. Kit Miyamoto recently shared a study showing that 75,000 people are likely to die in a Northern Haiti earthquake if nothing is done. But something CAN be done. Read the story here. United Nations Development Programme - UNDP UNDP Haiti

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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, February 24th, 2017 at 10:56am
Dr. Kit Miyamoto: Des estimations de plus de 75,000 mortalites dans le Nord d'Haiti le cas d'un seisme. (Story also in English on the website.) UNDP Haiti

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Miyamoto InternationalTuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 8:23am
Our good friends over at ArchNexus Architects & Associates are throwing a Block Party to celebrate the opening of their new office on the R Street Corridor in Sacramento, one of the hottest addresses in town! This is a very special building unlike any you've ever experienced. Show up to find out why. The entire community is invited!

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Miyamoto InternationalThursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:41am
The American Institute of Architects announced its 2017 federal advocacy plan today and its agenda includes increased infrastructure spending and continued support of energy-efficient federal buildings. Other issues on the list include tax breaks for historic preservation and projects that feature energy savings, overall business tax reform and support for transit-oriented and walkable developments.
The AIA develops its plan by polling members on a semi-annual basis to determine which issues are most important to them.
What kind of projects are the most important to you? AIA California Council AIA Central Valley AIA San Francisco - AIASF
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 8:26am
Thinking of our many friends and clients in Ecuador!

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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, January 20th, 2017 at 11:13am
This is a really cool VR project we did in #LosAngeles with our friends at Gensler. Great "take you there" read, WIRED! So what do engineers do on a project like this? Design the complex VR equipment and cable support system so it works in the existing building! #IMAX

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RT @SaieBologna:What the Italian Government can do to prevent tragic effects after earthquakes? @miyamotointl answer… https://t.co/RVZYniL8as 
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RT @SeguridadeQuito:Expertos y catedráticos universitarios presentan sus experiencias en Simposio sobre la capacidad de respuesta sísm… https://t.co/isGDKYh3fi 
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RT @NBCLA:The earthquake comes just two months after a powerful temblor that killed nearly 300 people in central Italy. https://t.co/i41w0kM38x