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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.

  • 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

  • Miyamoto, they bring all the expertise, taking into account the seismic area that we are in. – Richard T. Hale III, The Hale Corp.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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 InternationalWednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 2:49am
Researchers who've won awards for earthquake engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle work in a highly vulnerable building supported by columns prone to bursting under seismic forces created during a large earthquake. Dr. Kit Miyamoto calls such buildings "death boxes." The City of Seattle is concentrating on unreinforced masonry buildings and has yet to address the area's vulnerable concrete structures. Learn more in this KUOW story.
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 11:22am
Our nonprofit, which generally focuses on dangerous and vulnerable schools, also works to restore and preserve historic buildings like the Gaddi Baithak in Nepal. The project of repairing and strengthening this former palace comes to a close this week! Congratulations, Miyamoto Relief and U.S. Embassy, Nepal and Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation and Ministry of Culture,Tourism & Civil Aviation,Nepal #history #nepal #earthquake #engineering #seismic #preservation
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Miyamoto InternationalTuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 10:22am
So fun seeing one of our projects was the featured photo promoting TCA's June "Tilt-Up Series: SoCal" event. It IS one beautiful tilt-up you have to admit! This is a medical office building at UC San Diego. Architect: Gensler. Sending appreciation to Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) for featuring this great, 3-story tilt-up!
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 9:12am
Dos terremotos poco profundos con una magnitud de 4,9 y 4,7 ocurrieron con una diferencia de minutos el martes 12 de junio alrededor de las 4:30 a.m., cerca de Galeras, el volcán más activo de Colombia. Como resultado, casas colapsaron cerca de Pasto donde dos personas murieron y varias personas resultaron heridas. Estos sismos dañaron severamente docenas de casas, y cientos más sufrieron afectaciones moderadas y menores. Miyamoto International realizó evaluaciones rápidas de daños en esta área como apoyo al municipio de Pasto en la gestión del incidente. Durante estas evaluaciones cerca del epicentro, se determinó que la alta vulnerabilidad sísmica y las deficiencias de construcción en las edificaciones fueron la razón principal del daño en estas. Desde entonces se han registrado más de 900 sismos de baja intensidad de los cuales más de 30 han sido sentidos por la población. Estos terremotos son estudiados por expertos en busca de signos de una posible nueva fase eruptiva del volcán.
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, June 8th, 2018 at 11:25am
Our Sacramento office was thrilled to host Brett Mitchell with San Juan Unified School District as our Great Minds Series speaker this past Tuesday. Everyone enjoyed hearing about Brett's innovative approaches to school construction funding. Check out the event photos and sign up to hear about the next event! Get on the invite list here:

#sacramento #sacevents #architecture #engineering
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 12:07pm
We’re proud to have been a part of this transformative project in Milpitas! It has been quite a collaboration with Hudson Pacific Properties, Ware Malcomb, XL Construction, and Teamwrkx Construction.

#milpitas #california #realestate #development

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