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Daily Republic: Crews work to build future with PSA library project

FAIRFIELD — With a few more months of construction remaining, a new library complex going up at the Public Service Academy isn’t merely a concrete box for books and magazines. Instead, construction crews are quite literally building the future. The two-story complex will include a library, classrooms, a college and career center, an innovation lab, outdoor patio and the type of steel and glass construction one might expect in a building on a campus for Google or Facebook.

ABC 10: What the ‘Shake Alert’ system means for Sacramento

The limited release of Shake Alert for schools, businesses, government agencies and utilities could save lives, said structural engineer and CEO of Miyamoto International, Kit Miyamoto.

Japoneses asesoran a víctimas del 19-S en la Ciudad de México

"La empresa japonesa Miyamoto International –especializada en urbanización antisísmica– y los damnificados del edificio Zapata 56, colonia Portales, que se derrumbó tras el 19-S, se reunieron para detallar el proyecto de reconstrucción del inmueble dañado...

Sobrevivieron a un terremoto

Una nota de parte de Jesús "Chuy" Valdez... Lágrimas brotaron de mis ojos mientras escuchaba durante la cena a tres personas hablar sobre un edificio…

They Survived an Earthquake

A note from Jesús "Chuy" Valdez, a Miyamoto engineer in Mexico City... Tears welled up in my eyes as I listened over dinner to three…

KUOW: The ‘death box’ where Seattle earthquake researchers work

When the next major earthquake roils our region, University of Washington’s civil engineers and seismic experts will not be safe. That’s because their building is vulnerable to earthquakes. More Hall was built in 1946 before modern building codes were in place and, as a result, the building’s concrete columns could explode like a fallen fine china during an earthquake.

CBS News: Bill Would Create Statewide Plan For Checking If Buildings Are Earthquake-Safe

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California lawmakers are considering a bill that would develop a new tool to keep us earthquake-safe. Supporters say it’ll help Californians know…

Nepal UNESCO Palace Saved From Demolition

Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli inaugurated the newly reconstructed and seismically strengthened Gaddi Baithak in Nepal on June 27. The former palace is…

Xinhuanet: Gaddi Baithak Palace inaugurated after restoration in Nepal

Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli addresses the inauguration ceremony of the newly restored historical monument Gaddi Baithak Palace at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in…

Setopati: PM Oli inaugurates restored Gaddi Baithak

The reconstruction of historical Gaddi Baithak palace, damaged during the Gorkha earthquake in 2015, has been completed. The reconstruction of the 110-year-old palace that carries…

El Diario – Capacitan en Construcción

Old Building Converts to “Living Building.” First in California.

The Architectural Nexus office in Sacramento recently was certified as the first ever Living Building Challenge building in California. This "Living Building" uses recycled rainwater…

Kathmandu Monastery Strengthened and Returned to Spiritual Leaders

A “handing over” ceremony was held recently for the beautiful and recently completed repair and seismic retrofit of the Thrangu Tara Abbey Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. The spiritually significant structure was badly damaged in the M 7.8 earthquake that collapsed many historic and culturally important buildings in Nepal in April 2015, killing nearly 9,000 people.

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Inside this developer’s $300 million bet on an industrial megacampus in Fremont

Read about one of Miyamoto's newest industrial projects Next month, Overton Moore Properties will break ground on its $300 million Pacific Commons South development in Fremont that’s…

Excelsior: 6 de cada 10 casas son ‘improvisadas’; en CDMX, la mayor población en riesgo

Tendrán que evaluar 64.1% de las viviendas, si se quiere mitigar riesgos de derrumbes, pues se hicieron sin asesoría de un arquitecto Seis de cada…

EE.UU. apoya capacitación para enfrentar fenómenos naturales

El embajador de los Estados Unidos en Ecuador, Todd Chapman, durante su reciente visita a Manta presentó un proyecto para capacitar a miembros de comunidades…

Miyamoto Internacional y USAID OFDA, entregaron “Plan de gestión de residuos sólidos post-sismo en la ciudad de Pasto” al gobierno local

En una nueva reunión del Consejo Municipal para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres de Pasto, la Fundación Miyamoto International y la Agencia de los…

The Reporter: Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District breaks ground on new gym, library at Public Safety Academy

Shovels in hand, white hard hats atop their heads, school and district leaders, elected officials and others tossed small amounts of soil Tuesday to symbolize groundbreaking for the new library and gymnasium at the Fairfield-Suisun Public Safety Academy, $19.4 million in building projects that will be ready to open in December.

ABC 7 News: Efforts underway to protect older downtown LA buildings from earthquake damage

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- At 1136 Sixth St., just west of the heart of downtown Los Angeles stands The Mint, a nearly 100-year-old medical…

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Peninsula’s corporate campuses offer new amenities to tenants

A new generation of corporate campuses is emerging on the Peninsula as the number of urban sites dwindles and companies are forced to explore options…

ABC News: Assessment of Damage, Rebuilding Process Underway in Mexico

New Zealand Dominion Post: Quake-damaged Mexico City has much in common with Wellington, warns expert

Wellington needs to heed warnings from Mexico City’s recent earthquake because the two capitals have important features in common, an industry expert says. Kit Miyamoto, head of structural engineering firm Miyamoto International, has been in Mexico, helping with recovery efforts after September 19’s 7.1-magnitude quake, which killed 370 people, and caused the collapse of more than 40 buildings. He worked beneath one of the collapsed structures, and said it reminded him that New Zealand had similarly vulnerable buildings.

The New York Times: In Mexico City, Pressure to Prepare for the Next Big Earthquake

  MEXICO CITY — The buildings shuddered and rocked in the strongest earthquake in this city’s modern history, and yet they remained upright. Then, exactly…

LA Times: In this Mexican town broken by an earthquake, hope rises

JOJUTLA, Mexico—The historic town hall has long been beloved by the people of Jojutla. And the sight of it after the Sept. 19 earthquake —…

ABC News: California Structural Engineer Visits Mexico

Dr. Kit Miyamoto, a structural engineer who's based in Sacramento, assesses the damages of the last four earthquakes that have shattered different parts of Mexico.

The New York Times: Collapsed Mexico School Raises Questions About Quake Codes

MEXICO CITY — On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it…

ABC News: Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codes

  On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most…

NPR: Some Survivors Of Mexico’s Quake Wonder: When Can We Go Home?

In the eight days since a massive earthquake leveled dozens of buildings across central Mexico, rescue workers and volunteers have scrambled through debris in a desperate search for any signs of survivors. And those efforts, which drew support from at least 43 different countries, were not in vain: Some 70 people were pulled alive from the rubble of their broken buildings.

LA Times: It was a Mexico City office building. Now, after the earthquake, it’s a tomb

What was once a concrete office building has become a tomb. The upper stories at the building at Avenida Alvaro Obregon 286, in the Condesa…

Eduardo Verdugo, Associated Press

SF Chronicle: How Ready will Bay Area be for Next Big Quake?

  The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shattered buildings and left more than 200 dead in and around Mexico City is another powerful reminder of what…

LA Times: Why some buildings crumbled and others survived the Mexico City quake: A sober lesson for California

The amateur videos emerging from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that devastated Mexico City on Tuesday are grim. Some show taller buildings swaying. Others show short,…

Kathmandu Post: Saving History: Making the Historical Monuments of the Kathmandu Valley Seismically Safe

Sep 17, 2017-Apart from the occasional articles in newspapers and the seminars conducted by international agencies and non-governmental organizations in Kathmandu, nobody was seriously aware of the danger of earthquakes looming around Nepal until April 25, 2015.The devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.8 resulted in the death of 9,000 people, seriously injuring 22,000, causing the collapse of 500,000 homes and leaving 250,000 houses damaged. This great earthquake also caused the collapse and widespread damage of ancient monuments in earthquake affected areas of Nepal. According to a study conducted by UNDP, 8 million people were affected by the earthquake.

M-8.1 Earthquake Strikes Mexico

The magnitude-8.1 earthquake on 7 September 2017 offshore of Chiapas, Mexico was a magnitude-8.1 event at a depth of 70 km that occurred at 11:49…

School Construction News: High School STEM Wing Opens with a ‘Pop’

FAIR OAKS, Calif. — It’s customary to pop some bubbly when christening a new building, but students at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks,…

Kantipur Samachar | कान्तिपुर समाचार, ०३ भाद्र २०७४

News X: Earthquake Alert! How Prepared are We?

On 25 April 2015 at 11:56 am Nepal Standard Time an earthquake struck lasting just 55 secs but this became the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake. The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing 21 making April 25, 2015 the deadliest day on the mountain in history. It triggered another huge avalanche in the Langtang valley, where 250 people were reported missing. With a magnitude of 8.1 this earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. Now even a bigger one is expected to hit the states of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, North-East & Jammu and Kashmir. Experts have warned of a catastrophic earthquake in north India in the near future. MHA experts have warned that earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or more on the Richter scale are likely to hit the Himalayan region. With the little preparedness and inadequate machines and supplies that our states have will the disaster teams with no training be quick to react as fires from gas leaks rage across India? Will hospitals that are ill equipped be able to deal with the injured and homeless? The question that we need to ask ourselves is - How prepared are we?

The City Paper: Making Bogotá Seismically Secure

Just past midnight, on July 30, 2017, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake rattled central Colombia. In Bogotá, 80 kilometers east of the epicenter, which according to the nation’s geological institute, Ingeominas, was located near Armero, Tolima, the telluric movement was so mild that it could have been mistaken for the rumbling of a passing truck.

Yusuf Zahit Gündoğdu’nun Le Petit Journal ile Röportajı

Her şeyden önce, kendinizi tanıtır mısınız? Bize geçmişiniz ve önceki iş pozisyonlarınız hakkında bilgi verir misiniz? 1988 yılında Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yapı Mühendisliği'nde yüksek lisans eğitimimi…

Yusuf Zahit Gundogdu’s Interview with Le Petit Journal Turkey

First of all, would you introduce yourself, can you tell us about your background? What were the different previous jobs positions? After receiving Master of…

Miyamoto’nun Global Lideri Uluslararası Deprem Gerçeği ve Kentleşme Çalıştayı’nda

TÜRKİYE - Deprem ve yapısal mühendislik firması olan Miyamoto International’ın global lideri Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, Kocaeli Büyükşehir Belediyesi ve Kocaeli Üniversitesi tarafından organize edilen…

Des estimations de plus de 75,000 mortalités dans le Nord d’Haiti dans le cas d’un séisme

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Une conférence en collaboration avec le UNDP sur le Risque Sismique, ses conséquences pour le Nord d’Haiti et la vulnérabilité de nos écoles,…

75,000 Deaths Forecast for Disastrous Northern Haiti Earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A UNDP conference on the “Seismic Risk and Consequences for Northern Haiti and Vulnerable Schools” was held last week for stakeholders including…

Miyamoto Expands to San Francisco

Earthquake Structural Engineering Experts Now in All Major California Cities SAN FRANCISCO • SAN JOSE • SACRAMENTO • ORANGE COUNTY • LOS ANGELES • SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO — Miyamoto International,…

Hurricane Matthew: A Journey to Hurricane-Devastated Haiti

Follow our engineers as they travel through the hurricane-devastated areas of southwestern Haiti. Read their accounts and see the images from their 17-hour journey. The…

Northern CA Company in Italy to Investigate Quake Damage

Italy Earthquake 2016

Sacramento-Based Engineering Company Helping Rebuild Italian City Damaged by Earthquake

FOX NEWS - Amatrice, Italy - Italy remains in a state of mourning for the victims of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that left nearly three…

In Wake of Quake, How Ready is Los Angeles?

In wake of Italy quake, how ready is Los Angeles? CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES - The centuries-old villages pulverized in the Italy quake are far from…

Destruction From Italy Quake is a Grave Warning for California’s Old Brick Buildings

Destruction From Italy Quake is a Grave Warning for California’s Old Brick Buildings The structural flaw in those ancient stone homes is not so different…

In Italy’s Earthquake Zone, Love of Place Trumps Safety

NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE By ANDREW C. REVKIN, AUGUST 25, 2016 11:06 AM Updated, 1:42 p.m. | You’ve likely seen some of the wrenching closeup imagery emerging…

Miyamoto Wins Presidential Award

DAILY PACIFIC BUILDER, Friday, May 20, 2016 - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on May 16 presented Sacramento-based earthquake and structural engineering company Miyamoto…

Miyamoto Wins Presidential Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented Miyamoto International with the President’s “E” Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s…

Point of No Return – Ecuador Day 4/5

 7:15 am, April 25 As we pack the car to leave earthquake-ravaged Portoviejo in the cool morning air, the middle-aged owner of our rented jungle…

Ecuador, Day 3: Leaning Tower of Death

8:15 a.m., April 26, 2016 As the equatorial sun beats down on us, we drive quickly to the Command Center in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Ground Zero.…

DAY 2: INTO THE RED ZONE

7:02 am – April 25, 2016 I awake to pounding at the thin wood door of my jungle hotel. Opening it, groggy, I find a…

Ecuador Day 1: JOURNEY TO MANTA EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATION

Quito, Ecuador - 11:12 am, April 24, 2016 As we fly into Quito, the capital of Ecuador, the high mountain scene opens up below. Wispy…

Earthquake Structural Expert Dispatched to Ecuador

ECUADOR – Earthquake structural engineering expert Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, a California Seismic Safety Commissioner and president of nonprofit Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief and Miyamoto…

7.8-M Ecuador Earthquake Damage spans 200-km coastline

As the death toll from the April 16, 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador continues to rise, the magnitude of the disaster comes more clearly into focus.…

Overdue California quake greater than thought, report says. Dr. Miyamoto Responds

A report by a Cal State Northridge geologist says that the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults could rupture together, setting off an earthquake in California…

Schoolchildren Risk Lives for Education

Dust falls from the cracks in the walls and ceiling as the floor shudders, sending gasps and small screams echoing off the temporary tin roofs.…

ASSOCHAM Earthquake Safety in India

Miyamoto India's Sandeep Shah, in association with Indian chambers of commerce, today released an important report on the state of earthquake risk in India. It…

Miyamoto stresses on technology, change and modification – Himalayan Times

Dr H Kit Miyamoto is a structural engineer and president and CEO of Miyamoto International. With over 30 years of expertise in earthquake structural engineering…

Miyamoto establishes permanent operation with Tech Design in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Six months after arriving in Nepal, Miyamoto International has established a permanent operation here with a local engineering partner, Tech Design, announced…

Quake-hit Nepal reopens Annapurna circuit after experts give all clear

REUTERS - Nepal reopened its most popular trekking trail to tourists on Thursday after international experts said it was safe, three months after two devastating…

Earthquake Danger: What Californians Don’t Know

“That was a really frightening talk.” -- Greg Beroza, Director of the Southern California Earthquake Center SACRAMENTO, California – Severe earthquake damage to buildings in…

Good Day Sacramento – Nepal Earthquake Response Update

Cody Stark, of Good Day Sacramento, interviews Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto about important relief efforts in Nepal after the major earthquake that struck April 25,…

CBS 13 News – More Work to Be Done

CBS 13 News interviews Dr. Kit Miyamoto as they discuss the current situation and response efforts since the earthquake on April 25, 2015 in Nepal.

LA Shares Quake Vulnerabilities With Kathmandu

http://www.nbclosangeles.com It is only coincidence that the quake in Nepal measured 7.8, the same magnitude as the scenario projected for Southern California's so-called "big one"…

Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here’s why

  http://www.deseretnews.com KATHMANDU, Nepal — The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu's old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens…

San Andreas: Hollywood Hype or Real Risk?

New10.net - Remember... "San Andreas" is a movie. Hollywood-scripted magnitude 9.6 earthquakes are almost impossible to happen in Los Angeles and San Francisco, so say seismic experts. They say the maximum on the San Andreas fault running up and down the West Coast would be an 8.3 based on computer models.

Nepal Earthquake Sparks Discussion in India

The earthquakes on April 25 and May 15, both above magnitude 7, and continuing aftershocks in Nepal, which were also felt in India, have intensified the debate on structural safety in…

100,000 people feared homeless following Nepal earthquake

The international relief effort is underway in Nepal after the weekend's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. UNICEF is on the ground to provide humanitarian assistance to the…

Kiwi engineer joins expert team headed to Nepal

VOXY.CO.NZ - A Nepalese-born New Zealander Jitendra Bothara from Miyamoto New Zealand departed last night for his devastated homeland to join a specialist team from Miyamoto Global…

Nepali Newspaper: Private Sector Should Take Lead In Rebuilding

Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto took time to sit down with a reporter from the Aarthik Abhiyan Daily newspaper in Nepal to talk about the role that the…

Nepal Earthquake: Villagers need our help

VILLAGE NEAR KATHMANDU, NEPAL – Over the weekend, our team of expert earthquake structural engineers was dispatched to a small hilltop town that suffered heavy…

Nepal earthquake early report with Andy Revkin (NY Times)

Kit Miyamoto, a structural engineer fresh from five years rebuilding Haiti, spoke with Andy Revkin of The New York Times Dot Earth blog after a…

Himalayan TV Interview: Nepal Earthquake Q & A with Dr. Miyamoto

Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto answers questions about the Nepal Earthquake on Himalayan TV.

H. Kit Miyamoto: Quake expert picks up the pieces

Photo Courtesy of Dennis McCoy | Sacramento Business Journal Kit Miyamoto thinks buildings shouldn't just remain standing after a big earthquake. They should remain structurally sound.…

CBS News – Sacramento Engineer: Timing Of Napa Earthquake Prevented Fatalities

NAPA (CBS13) — As cleanup continued from Sunday’s Napa earthquake, engineers were assessing the damage done. Bob Glasgow is a structural engineer from Sacramento who…

Thailand PBS interview on 9,000 building assessment in Thailand

Senior Engineer Elizabeth Kenyon from Miyamoto International, Thailand Ltd. weighs in on the Thai PBS television interview as to what is needed to continue the assessment…

CBS News – Burbank Airport sets new standard

CBS reports how a new transportation center at Burbank's airport sets higher standards for earthquake preparedness at this Miyamoto-engineered project. When the next destructive earthquake hits…

Thailand PBS interview on Seismic risk in Thailand

While at the conference Dr. Miyamoto was part of an interview at the Centara Grand held by Ms. Darin Klong-ugkara, News Editor of the Thai Public Broadcasting…

National Building Museum features Miyamoto

Natural disasters can impact any of us, anywhere, at any time. Over the past decade, the financial toll in the United States alone exceeded $100…

Dunedin Workshop helping heritage building owners in New Zealand

Nick Regos from our Miyamoto New Zealand office speaks up at a workshop for heritage building owners giving them tips on how they can make practical…

SEISMIC ZONE: Haitians rebuild Haiti

As the third anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake passes, a milestone has been reached: Haiti's Ministry of Public Works (MTPTC), supported by Miyamoto International…

NZ Catholic Church gets proactive on quake strengthening

Chairman Kit Miyamoto said it was important people and companies with larger property portfolios took a wide look at their buildings before they decided on…

California Fitness to open downtown by late summer

California Family Fitness revealed a proposal last September to build a new 32,000-square-foot club at 1012 K St. This week the company said it definitely…

ABC 7 Sichuan China Earthquake – 2008

On May 12, 2008, a cataclysmic earthquake struck the Sichuan Province of China, resulting in 70,000 deaths, 370,000 injuries, 18,000 still missing, and over five…

New 10 Coverage of Sichuan China Earthquake – 2008

Local Sacramento News 10 interviews Dr. Kit Miyamoto after he returns from inspection of  the Sichuan earthquake. Lessons learned are shared from his observations and…

Miyamoto sees tremendous growth opportunities in Asia

"We are talking to many developers [in Thailand] right now, and we are going to work with commercial buildings, both new and existing ones like…

Shwedagon Pagoda

An international earthquake engineering expert, the president and CEO, Dr. Hideki Kit Miyamoto from Japan said that  “the Shwedagon pagoda and the multi-story at the…

Thailand TV – Dr. Kit Miyamoto Speaks in Thailand about School Safety

Dr. Kit Miyamoto appears on Thai television report to discuss seismic risk in Thailand and steps to be taken to prevent further loss of life.

Anderson Cooper of CNN Reports the Haiti Earthquake Featuring Miyamoto International

Anderson Cooper of CNN Reports the Haiti Earthquake Featuring Miyamoto International

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