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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

  • 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 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 InternationalThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 10:10am
Iran: This will likely be 2017's worse earthquake in terms of lives lost. Read The New York Times' account of why below. There's also an interesting story on Temblor.

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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, November 10th, 2017 at 6:38am
This week, more than 50 people involved in disaster risk reduction and mitigation in San José, Costa Rica gathered to advance earthquake preparedness as a part of the USAID PREPARE program: http://miyamotointernational.com/conferencia-de-preparacion-para-terremotos-se-reune-en-san-jose/

#earthquakes #costarica
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, October 20th, 2017 at 10:50am
Story in today's Los Angeles Times shows the nuances in knowing what to do in an earthquake. Read this and figure out what's best for the buildings you frequent. #shakeout
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, October 20th, 2017 at 6:53am
Miyamoto engineers and staff in our downtown Los Angeles offices joined 10 million Californians who participated in the Great ShakeOut Drill when the worldwide drill sounded at 10:19 am today.

Participants were told to Drop-Cover-Hold until a second announcement said the "shaking" had stopped, at which time everyone moved to the core of the building (the elevator lobby) for roll call. In most cases, organizers said, you are safer remaining in the building than evacuating onto the streets due to the potential for aftershocks and falling debris. Occupants should be prepared to shelter in place for 3-5 days after a major earthquake and have a personal plan for returning to their homes.

WHAT DID YOU OR YOUR WORKPLACE DO FOR THE DRILL? Tell us what you've done to prepare for a major earthquake. #shakeout
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Miyamoto InternationalSaturday, October 14th, 2017 at 6:42am
Check out our great Burlingame Point waterfront project included in this Business Journal article. Corporate campuses are hardly the beige places they used to be. Cool, sustainable buildings with green space and mega-amenities close to transit are in. Burlingame includes 767,000 SF of office, retail and life sciences lab space with rooftop gardens and large waterfront parks. Our client is the world-class architecture firm, Gensler.
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 7:19am
Here at Miyamoto, we lament with sadness and reverence the recent tragedies in the world and applaud #firstresponders and #rescue workers responding to California fires, the earthquakes in Mexico, hurricanes in the Atlantic and the attacks in Las Vegas. We work with rescuers a lot and are awed by their bravery, knowledge and dedication. We call them #heroes.

Here is a short video that includes two such people we met in Mexico City: a government engineer (green vest) charged with securing one of the most dangerous collapsed buildings and a USAR officer (red uniform) from Spain charged with retrieving a Spanish citizen's body from the same building.
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The repair of the heavily earthquake damaged Gaddi Baithak palace continues to move forward! There are many... https://t.co/3pZ0Nw4uic 
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RT @10NewsJason:Incredible video of patients being evacuated from Kaiser Hospital in #SantaRosa #NapaFire https://t.co/cxF686RSnP 
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Day 1: Mexico City earthquake disaster. Keeping USAR team retrieving bodies in collapsed buildings safe. https://t.co/N8DZFxrJbp 
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This video of buildings pounding together during an earthquake is amazing and horrifying. https://t.co/YazBQXoikT 
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Sharing reporting from @ronlin with the @latimes @latimesquakes. He's been following our engineers in Mexico City. https://t.co/gNOMrefyJg