Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. "Infrastructure, so often taken for granted, is attracting more attention these days. In such times, it is worth noting that infrastructure encompasses not just the many constructed resources that directly support our daily routines, but also the research facilities that make those resources safer and more efficient. Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota recently highlighted the value of such facilities. Taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), they developed important new findings that will help to make a popular building system safer and more efficient to use in earthquake-prone regions."
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/
Seismic Waves (January 2009)