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Resource ID: #18555
Subject: Construction
Source: Center for Investigative Reporting (San Francisco)
Date: April, June; published in Structural Engineering Magazine



Davis reveals that "thousands of steel-framed buildings ... could collapse in a major earthquake." The findings are based on what "building officials and structural engineers discovered ... as they inspected hundreds of steel framed structures following the January 1994 earthquake that took place in Northridge, California. Eight years later, still very few buildings in earthquake-prone areas have been strengthened to resists massive seismic events in the future, the story reports.

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