After every structural collapse, fire and major dissaster there is much to be learned in order to prevent as best we can similar events from happening again in the future. There are many groups who have been mobalized to find out what can be learned:
- Chris Poland, CEO of Degenkolb, a structural engineering firm in California shares his insights: http://kalwnews.org/audio/2010/04/05/chris-poland-finds-lessons-bay-area-haiti-and-chiles-quakes_281784.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+kalw-top+(KALW+News+-+All+Feeds)
- Bridge Experts from Missouri University of Science & Technology performs post-earthquake reconnaissance in Chile: http://news.mst.edu/2010/04/bridge_expert_from_st_does_pos.html
- The University of Western Ontario – Learning from Disasters to Make Structures Safer: http://communications.uwo.ca/com/western_news/stories/learning_from_disasters_
So, what did we in learn from the tragedies resulting from the recent earthquakes in Hati and Chile?