When you turn to the Internet to learn about building codes and earthquake activity, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information. That’s why Western Pacific has created this Seismic Resources portal – helpful info from various government and industry sites specially curated for your use, along with WPSS’ Seismic Minute educational video series.
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Maps provided by government entities Many of the maps are available in formats that can be viewed in Google Earth, which means that they can be viewed at any scale This is a United States Geological Services national hazard map showing currently known high and low seismic hazard areas. View Map This United States Geological Services national map is helpful for warehouses because it indicates shaking potential and contains county lines. View Map United States Geological Services hazard map that also indicates shaking potential. View Map California Geological Survey map – earthquake shaking potential View Map
Seismic Minute Videos – Educational Insights CalTech’s Prof. Tom Heaton Importance of installers engaging with engineers Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 1:35 minutes: When it comes to installing an engineered system, proper training is key to maintaining safety and design integrity for your warehouse operation. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Seismic impact – how to have the best outcomes Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 2 minutes: Whenever building a new warehouse or upgrading your current one (no matter where you are in the U.S.), paying attention to seismic code compliance will help your facility…