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Miyamoto International is a global structural engineering and disaster-risk reduction firm providing resiliency expertise that sustains industries and safeguards communities around the world.

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In the #construction of #buildings, support is typically provided by floors, #columns, or #pillars. If any of these critical components fail, the entire #structure can collapse. We often see pillars or columns that are weak and vulnerable to collapse, especially if they bear elements like a hollow basement unit. Unfortunately, in some cases, these weak elements are used as bearing walls despite their unsuitability for the task. As a result, the building's stability is compromised, and it has a very low chance of surviving a #seismic event. ... See MoreSee Less

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Haiti Real Time Damage Assessments

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti on August 14, 2021, leaving an estimated 650,000 people in need of aid. In partnership with the Haitian government and UNOPS, assessments are actively being conducted across Haiti with over 20,000 buildings assessed to date. This ambitious program aims to assess and repair damages on more than 100,000 structures, all widely spread out in the affected area, within four months. Keep up to date on the ongoing assessments with our live progress report dashboard.

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


Tamorish Kole

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

- Kit Miyamoto

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

- Kipp Blewett

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

- Richard T. Hale III

As structural engineers, we have a responsibility to prevent these disasters. - Kit Miyamoto

- 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

- Richard Buteau, Owner

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

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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

- Dan Feger, Executive Director
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