Building For Resilience: After The Tsunami A look at disaster recovery and earthquake technology in Japan.


School children took refuge on the top story of this school as the tsunami surged through.

The devastating earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan in March 2011 were one of the worst natural disasters to hit the planet so far this century. Earlier this year, I was invited to visit the disaster zone to see how Japan is recovering. I also found out about earthquake-resistant technology, including both traditional Japanese architecture and the latest techniques for seismic engineering.

The technology was innovative and the results surprising. I would like to share my findings with readers of The Chief Engineer.