Miyamoto International Turkey was formed in 2008 because Istanbul resides on the North Anatolian Fault, one of the most energetic earthquake zones in the world. Should a large earthquake hit this area, the loss of life and financial implications would be enormous.
The World Bank and EU financed a $1 billion program for Turkey to seismically upgrade schools, hospitals and historical monuments. In 1999, a horrific earthquake that killed an estimated 17,480 people and injured more than 23,000 struck the city of Izmit. Seismologists studying the North Anatolian fault believe that this earthquake may set the stage for a larger quake to strike Istanbul within the next few decades.
Combining the expertise gained from the 1999 earthquake with approaches to seismic safety found in other advanced, earthquake-prone countries, Miyamoto International Turkey is a leader in seismic isolation design, seismic risk reduction and engineering services. We specialize in high-performance solutions for new construction, as well as seismic isolation and innovative techniques for retrofitting existing buildings.
Based on our global expertise, managing earthquake risks without business interruption is possible by using innovative retrofitting technologies. Many business owners worry about business interruption caused by retrofitting application during the retrofitting process. However, based on our global experience and with the utilization of energy dissipating devices (such as various type of dampers, isolators etc.), retrofitting can be managed with cost effective solutions. Our strategy is to provide these added value solutions to our clients to make their business sustainable.
As a global earthquake + engineering and project management company, Miyamoto Turkey also provides engineering design services for high-rise buildings, on-shore structures, industrial facilities, hospitals and bridges to sustain industries and communities in the region.