Japan Society of Seismic Isolation

Japan’s Construction of New Earthquake-Resistant Buildings Slows for 2016

The total number of large buildings in Japan employing seismic isolation technology reached 4,345 as of December 2016, according to a recent report from the Japan Society of Seismic Isolation (JSSI). This includes projects currently in planning, consists of 853 government buildings and 3,492 private sector buildings, and marks an increase of 160 buildings over the previous year’s total of...

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Japanese Seismic Isolation Technology Met With Interest in Romania

Chairman Akira Wada of the Japan Society of Seismic Isolation (JSSI) recently spoke about Japanese seismic isolation technology at a conference on earthquake-resistant architecture in Romania. Held at the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, the conference took place from Oct. 10–12. JSSI’s participation in the conference was supported by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism...

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Kumamoto Earthquake Proves Seismic Isolation Rubber Effective

The aftershocks continue from the major earthquake that struck the Kumamoto Prefecture on the Japanese island of Kyushu April 14. Almost two months after the original quake registered a seismic intensity of 7, an aftershock of intensity 5- struck on June 13. Although it cannot be said that the 24 buildings in Kumamoto Prefecture that incorporate seismic isolation rubber came...

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Seismic Isolation Rubber Proves Highly Effective in Kumamoto Earthquakes

Seismic isolation rubber alleviates the destructive force of earthquakes. And it does so with isolation components, manufactured from laminated rubber and other materials, to take the brunt of the seismic motion. So a relevant question is how buildings with seismically isolated structures faired during last month’s earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan. Along with taking a look at conditions in post-quake Kumamoto,...

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