US engineer designs resilient building with a little help from his Kiwi friends

A “magic bullet” from Professor Geoffrey Rodgers of UC’s College of Engineering provided the key for leading US engineer David Mar to demonstrate that more resilient buildings in earthquake zones do not need to cost more than conventional buildings.

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    UC Mechanical Engineer Professor Geoffrey Rodgers designed innovative seismic dampers for Christchurch’s Tūranga public library and also contributed his design expertise to Casa Adelante, an affordable housing project recently completed in San Francisco.

An innovative damper system developed by Professor Rodgers was a key part of the design for an earthquake resilient affordable housing project, Casa Adelante, in San Francisco.

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