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Default And one remained standing - earthquake resistant design

On May 12, 5:10*pm, RicodJour wrote:
Pretty cool idea on how to deal with all of the shear forces and


Rather than point loads, ie., columns, spread it over a broad distance
of smaller supports, thus lightening all of it and less apt to sway.
The foundation acted like a shock absorber on the effects of the