Buildera Publishes New White Paper on Seismic Crack Monitoring

EARTHQUAKE! How Crack Monitors Save Lives and Structures in Seismic Zones

Crack monitor detects changes in crack displacement of plaster wall. Photo © Paul Sullivan.

Crack monitor detects changes in crack displacement of plaster wall. Photo © Paul Sullivan.

In this comprehensive two-part white paper, Buildera founder, Greg Lowitz, discusses seismic risks and essential tips for deploying crack monitors to improve building and occupant safety. Starting with a global perspective and subsequent emphasis on North America, Part I examines recent damaging earthquakes and associated risks to people and structures. Part II follows with extensive discussion of crack monitoring techniques and the economic basis for proactive monitoring prior to and after earthquakes. If you own or manage property in a seismic hazard zone, this white paper is essential reading.

Trend chart tracks changes in crack-width over time, aiding structural forensics. Chart data is for illustration only. ©2014 Buildera.

Trend chart tracks changes in crack-width over time, aiding structural forensics. Chart data is for illustration only. ©2014 Buildera.

Greg Lowitz

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