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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

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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 International shared USAID/OFDA Prepare Program's photo.Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 9:52am
Just some of the 70 people who earned certificates in Phase 1 of the USAID/OFDA PREPARE program in Pasto, Colombia. The training helps first responders and other stakeholders to better understand what the city should expect in a large earthquake and how to respond. What they've learned and are learning in this USAID - US Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance program will be passed onto others.
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Miyamoto InternationalThursday, March 16th, 2017 at 1:17pm
Congrats to Miyamoto structural engineer and program manager Forrest Lanning, who was recently honored by #EERI with an award for his 12 years of international earthquake risk-reduction work. Forrest has worked in lots of places, including Indonesia, Haiti, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Nepal, Ecuador and Costa Rica. Here he is pictured assessing the seismic safety of hospitals this week for our #USAID/OFDA PREPARE program in Pasto, Colombia.
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, March 10th, 2017 at 4:20am
Miyamoto opened an office in Washington, D.C. this week. Being in D.C. positions us to better connect with the international development community where a lot of the conversation happens about communities that need help becoming more resilient against earthquake disaster. To hear more about what we plan to do from D.C. and our leadership there, please visit:

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Miyamoto International updated their cover photo.Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 4:01am
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Miyamoto InternationalThursday, March 9th, 2017 at 4:55am
Here is a link to the story we posted about yesterday from Wellington, New Zealand about strengthening dangerous buildings to better withstand earthquakes. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/commercial-property/90116303/wellington-building-owners-will-struggle-to-hit-masonry-deadline-industry-experts-warn
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 12:07pm
Building owners in Wellington, New Zealand face a tight deadline of 12 months to strengthen unreinforced masonry buildings, a construction type that has proved to be extremely vulnerable to collapse in earthquakes around the world. The City Council has set up a $4.5 million fund to help with up to half the cost of the repair bill. The mayor, Justin Lester, stands by the extremely ambitious schedule in the name of saving lives -- but added, "We will work with building owners on a case-by-case basis." Dr. Kit Miyamoto, presently visiting one of our NZ offices, was quoted in today's Dominion Post article on the retrofits and its challenges.

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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 @NBCLA:The earthquake comes just two months after a powerful temblor that killed nearly 300 people in central Italy. https://t.co/i41w0kM38x