What can Seattle area learn from Mexico City’s quake experience?

By BENJAMIN MINNICK
Journal Construction Editor, Seattle DJC
November 6, 2017

Just days after the 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico City in September, Reid Middleton had two teams of engineers from three offices en route to help with the aftermath and learn how different structures performed in a real-world test.

The first team focused on buildings and critical facilities while the second team covered lifeline systems, infrastructure and resilience.

Each team spent about a week in Mexico City and surrounding areas, with the first arriving several days before the second.

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