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.