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Earthquake Strengthening For Vulnerable Homes: A Practical Guide For Engineers, Contractors, Inspectors And Homeowners

Explains how earthquakes damage wood-framed buildings of various ages and styles. Shows detailed methods to strengthen various weaknesses. Methods are based on author's experience investigating hundreds of existing wood-framed houses and small apartment buildings and designing retrofit systems that work in the real world. Discusses structural and non-structural earthquake hazards and how to mitigate them. Illustrated with over 400 photos, illustrations and construction details.

Paperback: 284 pages

Publisher: Thor Matteson (June 5, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0990664503

ISBN-13: 978-0990664505

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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This is a book that people who live on the west coast, contractors, architects, city planners, and anyone who is advertising themselves as doing earthquake retrofits, should read carefully. Thor Matteson is extremely knowledgeable. This information in this book could save so many lives when the next Cascadia fault earth quake does occur. My hope is Mr. Matteson will indeed be able to create a private non profit course that contractors could take and become accredited as able to do effective earthquake retrofits.

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