UBC earthquake expert Carlos Ventura was interviewed for a Fairchild TV segment (in Cantonese) on the seismic readiness of Lower Mainland hospitals. Seismic reports show that a few hospitals are at risk of serious damage or even collapse in a strong earthquake. Ventura agreed that area hospitals are lagging behind in terms of seismic upgrades compared to other infrastructure, and noted that while it’s technically possible to make a building seismic-proof, it’s not always practical to do so.
Seismic protection for buildings
Apr 7, 2016