Drawing by Maeno Masaru(Japan)

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Building Conservation Technology

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with related works in the field of Building Conservation and Disaster Recovery

 
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A Photographic Art Exhibition at the JOEL GARZOLI FINE ART GALLERY in San Francisco, from September 25 to November 15, 2014.  Details on www.Piranesian.com

Click Here for information on the forthcoming movie:

Rome Was! A Piranesian Vision

This is a 50 minute movie version of the 2003 Rome Price

  
Here you can find a preview of this movie, which is a work in progress.


A Short - 4 minute movie from photos taken in Italy:

Pescetti di Trani

BUILDING RESTORATION AND TOWN PLANNING

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IN EARTHQUAKE AREAS

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IN OTHER DISASTERS

PUBLICATIONS by Randolph Langenbach (grouped under the following headings)

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In Bhuj, India, 2001

 

Randolph Langenbach

M-Arch (Harvard), Dipl.Conservation (York, England)

 

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RECENT AND CURRENT

 PROJECTS


INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS on Earthquakes and traditional construction

 

For the 9/11 World Trade Center collapse, see bottom of this page


ARMATURE CROSSWALL PROJECT

An Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Proposal for Vulnerable Reinforced Concrete Buildings based on the Performance of Traditional Timber and Masonry Infill-wall Construction


The WORLD MONUMENTS FUND
         
available in FRENCH as well as English

This book is authored by Randolph Langenbach, Stephen Kelley, Patrick Sparks, Kevin Rowell, and Martin Hammer. 

CLICK HERE for a link to a free download the 80 page book as a PDF.

ALSO - for more information about the project, the Haiti earthquake and the Gingerbread Houses, please see:
www.Haiti-Patrimoine.org



JUMP TO: Haiti Project in the News


JUMP TO: Pictometry Oblique Aerial Survey Mosaics

More on Haiti

HAITI HOME PAGE

The "Haiti Page" includes:

(1) Magazine and news media articles on the Gingerbread Project.

(2) The maps and information on the "Desktop Reconnaissance" using high-resolution oblique aerial photography donated to ICOMOS by PICTOMETRY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION.

  


 

BOOK Published in 2009 by UNESCO in India and republished in the USA and Europe by Oinfroin Media.  Now available world-wide.

Don't Tear It Down! 
Preserving the Earthquake Resistant Vernacular Architecture of Kashmir
Soft cover book with 150 pages of text and over 200 photographs.

For more information, see:
www.traditional-is-modern.net


PUERTO PLATA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Video Presentations
(Español + English)

"Walkway to the Sea"
A Town Planning Proposal for Puerto Plata CENTRO HISTÓRICO
A self-running PowerPoint "Movie"

"CHOCOLATERA, 2003 - 2007"
Abandoned Chocolate Factory in
Puerto Plata to become an Arts Center.


2007
AFGHANISTAN:  KABUL RESTORATION

Turquoise Mountain Foundation & the Restoration of Murad Khane, a surviving piece of old Kabul 

 


2004
IRAN:  BAM EARTHQUAKE of 2004

2004 “Soil Dynamics and the Earthquake Destruction of the Arg-e Bam,” Iranian Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Tehran, Iran.

2005 "Performance of the Earthen Arg-e-Bam (Bam Citadel) during the 2003 Bam, Iran, Earthquake," EERI Earthquake Spectra, Special Issue on Bam, Iran Earthquake



2002 was the year of the Molise Earthquake

2002-2003

Rome Prize Papers,  American Academy in Rome,

For The Piranesi Project- see top of page.       MAPS OF ROME


January 26,2001 BHUJ, GUJARAT, INDIA EARTHQUAKE
 

UNESCO

MISSION TO INDIA

   

INDIAN NATIONAL TRUST FOR ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Survey and Reports on Bhuj Earthquake damage


UNESCO - ICOMOS CONFERENCE

EARTHQUAKE-SAFE: Lessons to be Learned from Traditional Construction

ISTANBUL, TURKEY, November,2000

   

 

SITES WITHIN THE

UNITED STATES


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NISQUALLY EARTHQUAKE OF 28 FEB. 2001

State of Washington, USA


World Trade Center 2, BEFORE

WORLD TRADE CENTER, NEW YORK CITY

Tuesday , September 11, 2001

 


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Lectures
by Randolph Langenbach

 Click on Titles to link to videos

TEDx Talk by Randolph Langenbach:  CLICK HERE

For all of 2013 TEDx AmoskeagMillyard Show CLICK HERE


FRAMES V. SOLID WALLS:
An historical precedent for earthquake collapse avoidance in Modern Buildings


35 minute excerpt on:
India, Pakistan Turkey and Portugal.

This 35 minute excerpt from a February 2012 Lecture at the Institution of Structural Engineers in London was made into a video presentation so that it could be shown in December 2012 at the New Delhi, India TerraMela Conference and at the Institution of Engineers, Pakistan Conference in Karachi, Pakistan, 4 days apart.


On a related topic:  Preserving Historic Stone Houses in Northern Italy


An 18 minute talk at the:
2014 Canova International Architect Encounter

Domodossola, Italy, June29, 2014


ICOMOS

 


BEIJING, CHINA TALK:

15 Minutes on
Masonry, Reinforced Concrete and Earthquakes.
 

A short 15 minute lecture at the ICOMOS Symposium in Beijing in October 2012 discussing the 2010 Haiti earthquake with comparisons with the 1976 Tangshan earthquake that killed a quarter of a million people. 

This talk and the paper that is published here with it explains new findings on the comparison between the performance of traditional and modern structures in Haiti and in other earthquakes.


Online video of Randolph Langenbach's lecture at the World Bank Cultural Heritage Thematic Group, Washington DC, December 6, 2011.

 

Katcha is Pucca & Pucca is Katcha: How an Ancient Technology can hold the key to Preventing the Earthquake-Collapse of Modern RC Buildings.  Click "Presentation" to see lecture video once you enter the World Bank webpage.
 

Also available on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B57Nn71kbZA

 

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION:
Timber and Masonry Earthquake Resistant Construction before the Age of Steel and Reinforced Concrete

 

Randolph Langenbach's lecture at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California, November 19, 2008.



 

LINKS TO

 RELATED

 information


WEB LINKS


UNITED STATES


FEMA TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS


2007 LINKS
to
FEMA Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Preparedness
Documents of
General Interest

(Culled specifically for Haiti and the Dominican Republic)

Links to
Red Cross Documents
en Español

WWW.QUAKEINFO.ORG
Hazard Mitigation information for the homeowner

 

 

   
 
   
 
   
   

 

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