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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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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 InternationalThursday, April 19th, 2018 at 4:21am
With the 112th anniversary of San Francisco's disastrous 1906 earthquake upon us, the New York Times has published this important story what what we know--and don't--about the resiliency of skyscrapers in one earthquake-prone location: San Francisco. A Tall Buildings Study is underway.
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 9:36am
National "Green Project of the Year" award for Architectural Nexus Office Building. Plan on hearing lots more about the innovative sustainable elements in this adaptive-reuse project!
Jay Reiser Leticia Valenzuela Mike Simmons #sustainability #buildings #reuse #greenbuildings #buildgreen
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Miyamoto InternationalThursday, April 5th, 2018 at 12:05pm
Our nonprofit, Miyamoto Relief, saves culturally and historically significant structures from demolition by offering solutions to seismically strengthen or repair vulnerable or earthquake-damaged buildings. Here, Miyamoto engineer Bryce Neuman shares best practices while working on the Gaddi Baithak, a former palace damaged in the 2015 Nepal earthquake. The project is being funded by the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation with U.S. Embassy, Nepal.

#engineering #seismic #history #kathmandu
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, March 30th, 2018 at 1:16pm
Interesting seismic news and knowledge sharing. Thanks, Ross! #earthquakes #mexico #colombia
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, March 30th, 2018 at 7:20am
What happened in L.A. last Thursday. (VIDEO)
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, March 30th, 2018 at 4:39am
Looks like Google will move into one of our buildings soon, according to this article! Midpoint@237 is a 7-building R&D + manufacturing campus just north of Highway 237 in San Jose, Calfornia. Named "Property of the Year" in 2016, the well-oiled machine design team was led by Dan Kirby and Watta Valadez at ARC TEC. The Miyamoto team included Francis Lo and Josh Reynolds. Congrats to all!

#commercial #industrial #tiltup #officecampus #engineering

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