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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 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 ABC7's video.Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 7:34am
It is always heartwarming to see great things happen during times of struggle. It proves that we can do so much more if we all work together for a common good.
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Firefighters in the town of Pescara del Tronto rescued a 10-year-old girl from the rubble 17 hours after the 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy. http://abc7.la/2bjsfGF
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, August 26th, 2016 at 3:42am
Love of Country: The New York Times and Marco Cossu of Miyamoto International Italy explain how love of place, history and being may leave humans more vulnerable. #italyearthquake
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Miyamoto InternationalThursday, August 25th, 2016 at 8:01pm
BREAKING NEWS – Attached is a link to Miyamoto International’s Preliminary Earthquake Report on the M-6.2 earthquake that hit the Norcia, Italy region less than 36 hours ago, on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 just after 3 am local time. We are sorry to hear of the massive and widespread damage to villages like Amatrice and the loss of life. Our heartfelt concern and compassion go out to all of Italy for enduring yet another earthquake and we applaud rescue workers who continue to save people trapped in the rubble.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT http://miyamotointernational.com/earthquake-report-norcia-italy/

Our team of expert earthquake engineers from Milan is on the way to help assess the damage and assist in any way we can. Our engineers have learned there is only one road going to the affected villages and it’s presently closed due to a bridge collapse and landslides, but we are determined to reach the area with rescue teams.

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Miyamoto InternationalThursday, August 25th, 2016 at 9:27am
Many historic structures will be damaged by the Norcia earthquake. We have seen this type damage to historic structures in Haiti, New Zealand, Thailand, and Nepal. Unfortunately, it takes destruction like this to focus attention on what we can do to protect these heritage buildings. Recently we have completed projects that have protected two cathedrals in Haiti and one project protecting Michelangelo's last masterpiece, the Pieta Rondanini. These historic icons now stand a much better chance of surviving for future generations to enjoy.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/23/europe/italy-earthquake-live-blog/
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Miyamoto InternationalThursday, August 25th, 2016 at 5:48am
ITALY EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Sadly and as expected, fatalities are rising as search-and-rescue efforts continue. Miyamoto Team Italia is en route to the area to assess the damage and offer assistance where possible. We will continue to provide updates.

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Norcia, Italy Monastery Damaged by 6.2-magnitude earthquake. https://t.co/o1nm1cBMlv #norcia #earthquake 
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ITALY EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Aftershocks continue to increase danger as teams search for survivors. #Norcia https://t.co/MjXo5JUUxl 
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ITALY EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Sadly fatalities rise as search-and-rescue efforts continue. Miyamoto Team Italia is en route to offer assistance. 
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Great Minds Series Speaker: Matthew Porreca - Plan to attend our next event. https://t.co/hCtKwiM4d6 via @YouTube 
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@sismoecuador Nepal Earthquake: Quality Construction is Life or Death https://t.co/RlVcqHigS5 
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. @sismoecuador we see this type of construction over and over again in many countries around the world. Details save lives. Period!