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Was Haiti in 2010 the next Tangshan in 1976: Heritage Structures Reveal the Hidden Truth about Risk and Resilience during the Haiti Earthquake, Proceedings of the ICOMOS Scientific Symposium on 'Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Natural and Human-Caused Disasters, 31 October, 2012.  2MB

Keynote Address Paper Ancient Construction Technologies that can Protect Modern Buildings From Collapse in Earthquakes, Proceedings of CICOP Pre-conference of the of the Biennale of the Architectural and Urban Spaces (BRAU), The 4th International Conference on Hazards and Modern Heritage, Sarajevo, Bosnia, June 13-16, 2011.  0.6MB


2008, by Randolph Langenbach, Learning from the Past to Protect the Future: Armature Crosswalls, Engineering Structures, Elsevier. Vol. 30, No. 8, August 2008, pp 2096-2100


2006, by Randolph Langenbach, Khalid Mosalam, Sinan Akarsu, Alberto Dusi, ARMATURE CROSSWALLS:
A Proposed Methodology to Improve the
Seismic Performance of Non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Infill Frame Structures
, 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (8NCEE), San Francisco 1906 anniversary, 2006.


2005, by Randolph Langenbach, ARMATURE CROSSWALLS,
How pre-modern construction practices may hold the key to avoiding the collapse of vulnerable urban housing blocks
, Joint US-India Symposium on Urban Housing and Infrastructure in New Delhi, October, 2005.


pdf icon 2003, by Randolph Langenbach, CROSSWALLS" INSTEAD OF SHEARWALLS: A Proposed Research Project for the Retrofit of Vulnerable Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Earthquake Areas based on Traditional Hımış Construction, Proceedings of the Turkish Fifth National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Istanbul, 26-30 May, 2003.  (1.6 MG)
 


 

This is a 45 minute Keynote Address that opens with a comparison between modern cross-laminated timber and 19th century 'slow-burning' textile mill construction, and then focuses on the earthquake resilience of pre-industrial traditional timber and masonry construction.

The buildings discussed in the talk range from Ancient Rome, to the origins of the modern skyscraper in Chicago and San Francisco, and include traditional buildings in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Turkey, Spain, France, Portugal, and Haiti.

The video includes a 2 minute introduction by Professor Alex Salenikovich, and a 8 minute excerpt from the Question and Answer session following the talk.  This Q & A session has been illustrated for this video of the lecture presentation.

Randolph Langenbach, 2012


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