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Projects : Free Public Exhibit on Earthquake Engineering in San Francisco

With funding from the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, CUREE has installed a free public earthquake engineering exhibit for the month of April in downtown San Francisco.

About the Exhibit

The EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING exhibit provides an up-close look at a number of important engineering elements including:

• Full-scale "seismic hardware"such as a large damper and Friction Pendulum isolator

• Full-size cut-away modelsof seismic features of woodframe construction and concrete columns with exposed reinforcing

• a meter-high building model continuously shaking with its recorded acceleration response displayed

• a motorized model of the E-Defense shake table in Japan

• models of buildings with seismic deficiencies with and without retrofit

Along with the CUREE Earthquake Engineering exhibit is an original 1906 emergency housing cottage, provided by the Western Neighborhoods Project.


The location of the exhibit is Yerba Buena Lane, located across from the Yerba Buena Gardens. The lane extends between Market Street and Mission, and the exhibit tent is located near the end of the lane closest to Market Street. -- Just look for the big tent! [view exhibit flyer]

About the Exhibit
Downloadable Exhibit Guide
Exhibit Photos
Video Clips

DIS, Inc.

E-Defense (NIED)

Earthquake Protection Systems

Forell-Elsesser Engineering

Kinemetrics, Inc.

Taylor Devices

Western Neighborhoods Project

Funded by:

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San Francisco Department of Building Inspection

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last updated 05.11.06