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Date PostedJanuary 26, 2019

Australian University Develops Building Material That Could Prevent Building Collapse during Earthquakes

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A group of scientists at the Centre for Built Infrastructure Research at University of Technology Sydney, say they’ve found the solution to guarding buildings against earthquakes.

The research was led by associate professor Behzad Fatahi and supported by Ruoshi Xu. Having gathered data over 10 years, they believe existing synthetic geotextiles used within building foundations would form the ultimate protection of buildings against gigantic earthquakes.

Researchers say it is inexpensive and could save lives in earthquake prone regions.

Source: https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/05/24/15/04/australian-university–construction-material-help-prevent-buildings-collapsing-earthquakes

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