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How Skyscrapers Survive Earthquakes in Japan

While smart and energy-efficient buildings tend to grab headlines, in countries like Japan where earthquakes are a regular event, these important factors are often downgraded to ‘nice-to-haves’ behind the need for structural stability.

It’s no secret that a building’s foundations are critical to its resilience, and with earthquakes and other natural disasters seemingly happening more frequently than ever, the demand for resilient buildings is also growing.

Courtesy of Civil Mentors