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Preparing for the Big One: Assessing American Building Codes

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Presented By: David Applegate, Michael J. Armstrong, Michael Mahoney, and Tom Ichniowski (moderator)
Date Recorded: June 8, 2010
Duration: 01:24:48

The 2010 earthquakes in Haiti and Chile reinforced the importance of building codes. Are regions in the United States just as vulnerable to a catastrophic earthquake? David Applegate, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards at the U.S. Geological Survey; Michael J. Armstrong, Senior Vice President, International Code Council; and Michael Mahoney, Geophysicist, Federal Emergency Management Agency discuss the state of seismic building codes around the country. Tom Ichniowski, DC Bureau Chief for Engineering News-Record, moderates.

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