seismic isolation

Bridgestone Develops New and Improved Series of Seismic Isolation Bearings

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is set to launch its ST series of low-friction elastic sliding bearings, which help to reduce the effects of earthquakes by slowing the shaking of buildings. The series is fit for use in a wide variety of applications, ranging from low-rise buildings to skyscrapers. Elastic sliding bearings are primarily composed of a multilayered rubber component and a...

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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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Japan Sees Low Number of New Earthquake-Resistant Buildings for 2015

According to the Japan Society of Seismic Isolation’s (JSSI) recent report on the penetration of earthquake-resistant buildings, the cumulative number of buildings employing seismic isolation technology as of December 2015 amounted to 4,139, of which government buildings were 804 and private buildings were 3,335. The number of new earthquake-resistant buildings for 2015 was 170. The year saw a drastic decline...

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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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