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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 continues to rise, the magnitude of the disaster comes more clearly into focus. The earthquake struck off the west coast of Ecuador, injuring 2,500 people and killing nearly 500. According to USGS estimates, the disaster has the potential of claiming an estimated 1,000 lives. Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday that about 1,700 people remain missing. The area severely affected is huge, stretching more than 200 km along the Ecuadorian coastline. Read Dr. Miyamoto’s daily journals as he travels through 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 taking 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 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, May 27th, 2016 at 4:29am
In many cases, buildings can be strengthened for as little as 5-10% of the total value of the building. The minimum building code is designed to keep the building standing long enough for people to escape - which is great! But why not protect your building as well? It is possible and cost effective.
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Miyamoto International shared 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation's video.Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 4:23am
100 is a great start! Setting the example for other cities creates momentum and proves that large-scale changes in the way cities are prepared for the future is possible.
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100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation
Big news for 100 Resilient Cities: Our latest group of member cities brings us to 100. We're welcoming the next group of urban pioneers to our network. Learn more: http://ow.ly/dEvz300yuXm
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Miyamoto International shared Mauricio Rodas's video.Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 10:13am
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La plaza comercial en La Michelena tiene 85% de avance, pronto la entregaremos a los comerciantes del sector para que trabajen en mejores condiciones y, a la vez, mantener el orden del espacio público; tal como ocurrió en el Comité del Pueblo, donde se recuperó la calle Garcés.
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 12:30pm
ECUADOR: Es muy importante que inspeccionar los edificios de manera temprana y demoler aquellos que son peligrosos para otros edificios.
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Miyamoto InternationalTuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 9:36am
Visitors arriving at Universal Studios Hollywood via public transportation have a new, safer way to enter the theme park. The Universal City Station Pedestrian Bridge is the fulfillment of a decade-long quest by Metro and NBC Universal to provide a grade-separated path of travel between the park and the Metro Rail’s Universal City Red Line Station.
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This was a beautiful project to work on and finally see realized. #UniversalStudios pedestrian bridge. https://t.co/NWluUSlfyG 
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ECUADOR: Es muy importante que inspeccionamos edificios temprana y demoler los edificios que son peligrosos. https://t.co/YOMNEgVKVY 
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Honored to be among the amazing finalists nomination for SMPS Marketing Com. Awards #SMPSMCA https://t.co/4lGxhx3wgY 
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Very honored by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker: Rec'd President’s “E” Award 4 expansion of U.S. exports. https://t.co/snOzx0JVl9 
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RT @yumi_asada:Strong earthquake felt in Tokyo. Epicenter M5.6 in Ibaraki. No tsunami. https://t.co/XMeq4UWSXy 

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