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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 InternationalTuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 12:31pm
Meet Jini Agrawal, who works for Miyamoto Relief in Nepal on projects to repair and strengthen schools. April 25 marks the two-year anniversary of the M-7.8 earthquake that devastated her country. Here's just a snapshot of what local partners are doing to strengthen schools to save the lives of children. Take one minute to hear their story.
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 10:01am
Thinking of our friends in Ecuador, where aftershocks from a M-6.0 earthquake today that shook the northern Amazon area of Peru are being felt. Two days ago, Ecuador remembered earthquake victims on the one-year anniversary of M-6.8 earthquake that toppled buildings April 16, 2016. In the past year, Miyamoto has partnered shared technical knowledge in several locations in Ecuador help save lives and mitigate future damage. We salute the resilience of the Ecuadorian people.
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Miyamoto International added 2 new photos.Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 11:15am
Hello Los Angeles! A few hours left to come and talk to us at Mayor Garcetti's Seismic Retrofit Fair. We have the expert answers to all of your questions on cost-effective solutions that will protect your property from earthquakes. #thebigone #laseismic #seismicordinance. Or, check out our brochure at seismicordinance.la The fair at 1201 S. Figueroa Street runs until 8 pm tonight!
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Miyamoto International added 2 new photos.Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 7:33am
Stop by and talk to Miyamoto engineers at this year's Seismic Retrofit Resource Fair in Los Angeles from 3-8 pm on Monday, April 17. We'll be there to help owners of soft-story apartment and concrete nonductile buildings meet the mandatory requirements of the ordinance. As the deadline looms, now is the time to strengthen your building, protect your asset and saves lives. Miyamoto has completed thousands of COST-EFFECTIVE retrofits. Address: Concourse Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St, 90015. #seismicretrofitordinance Mayor Eric Garcetti

FIND OUT MORE AT: seismicordinance.la
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, March 31st, 2017 at 4:07am
One of the things we love to do is share our technical knowledge with people around the world. In December 2016, a deadly M-6.5 earthquake struck Aceh. Miyamoto was commissioned to work side by side with local engineers to assess and prioritize damaged schools in support of the Government of Indonesia. We're also helping them develop guidelines for the reconstruction and strengthening of schools. Here's Miyamoto structural engineer Deepansh Kathuria in Aceh this week with some of the children who will benefit from safer schools. Note the young boy wearing the hard hat. A future engineer maybe?
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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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