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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 InternationalFriday, June 23rd, 2017 at 4:18am
A M-6.8 earthquake struck Guatemala and El Salvador his morning, causing some damage to Antigua Guatemala, the one-time capital and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Miyamoto works in Central and South America to assist municipalities and first responders as they work to bettter prepare for earthquakes. The USAID/OFDA PREPARE program is currently assisting partners in Pasto, Colombia and San Jose, Costa Rica. USAID - US Agency for International Development
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Miyamoto InternationalThursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 12:20pm
For those of you who track USGS earthquake reports -- and we know a lot of you do (so do we) -- Lucy Jones, USGS Scientist Emerita, is reporting that today's 5 pm report of a M-6.8 earthquake off the coast of Santa Barbara was a software glitch and not an earthquake at all. "A software glitch turned an update of the magnitude of 1925 Santa Barbara quake M6.8 into a 2025 quake," she wrote on Twitter. "New method for predicting quakes?" she quipped.
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Miyamoto International updated their cover photo.Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 10:06am
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Miyamoto International in Kathmandu, Nepal.Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 4:55am
Successful engineering businesses are more than the technical expertise you bring to the job. Just as important are the people working hard every day hand-in-hand with our clients and partners. Here are just some of the faces from our office in Kathmandu, Nepal. Follow us to meet more of the great Miyamoto people from our 19 offices around the world!
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 10:23am
Nice offer from our friends over at Civil + Structural Engineer magazine. And it's free!
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, May 12th, 2017 at 4:48am
İstanbul Deprem İçin Hazır mı?

TÜRKİYE - Miyamoto International Türkiye’nin başkanı Yusuf Zahit Gündoğdu, Le Petit Journal* ile yaptığı röportajda, Türkiye için gündemde olan sismik tehlike, olası etkileri ve ne şekilde hazırlıklı olunabileceği konularında bilgi verdi.
Yusuf Zahit Gündoğdu, GeoHazards International tarafından yapılan çalışmaya göre deprem ve yaratacağı sonuçlar açısından dünyanın en yüksek riskli üç şehrinden birisi olan İstanbul için hem hükümetin, hem de özel sektörün yapacağı önemli işler olduğunu ifade etti.

Ancak, bölgedeki özel sektör tesislerinin pek çoğunun, deprem sonrası sürdürülebilirlik riskine halen açık olduğunu belirten Gündoğdu, yüksek sismik risk altındaki ülkelerin aldığı önlemlerin örnek alınmasının önemli olduğunu vurgulamış ve mevcut tesislerin yapısal performansının “Can Güvenliği” performans seviyesinden, “Hemen Kullanım” performans seviyesine yükseltilmesi için özel sektörü yönlendirici düzenlemeler yayımlanması gerektiğini ifade etmiştir.

Keza, birçok üretim tesisindeki iş sahipleri veya karar alıcı yöneticiler, “Can Güvenliği” mevzuatına uygun şekilde tasarlanan tesislerinin depremde göstereceği performansın, deprem sonrası iş sürdürülebilirliği için yeterli olduğunu zannetmektedirler. Oysa, güncel mevzuatta “Hemen Kullanım” performans seviyesinin tercihi, yatırım sahibinin inisiyatifine bırakılmış durumdadır.

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