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Click on this link:  Seizing the Seismic Moment to download a .pdf version of an article about engineering and construction for seismic retrofits from Daily 5 Remodel (www.daily5Remodel.com).  (Reprinted with permission of Leah Thayer, daily5Remodel.)

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The Building Failures Forum posted an article citing a paper written by Joshua B. Kardon concerning the standard of care of the engineers who investigated the I35-W bridge in Minneapolis before it collapsed in 2008.  Read the Building Failures Forum article here, and the original paper can be obtained here

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This video was recorded during the Sendai earthquake on 3/11/11, and shows ground effects observed in Chiba, Japan (near Tokyo), about 250 miles from Sendai.

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EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute) is sending a team to Christchurch, New Zealand to learn from the recent earthquake there. The team will be posting information and photos on their blog page.

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Joshua B. Kardon + Co is the featured Allied Member in the March 2011 issue of the newsletter of the East Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Read the profile here.

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Here in a link to a brief article in a past edition of Issues in Science & Technology by William A. Wulf, former President of the National Academy of Engineering. It’s a good description of how engineers are perceived in society, what engineering is and what engineers do.

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