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"Base-Isolate" Building With Vibration Isolation Bearings

Rigid and brittle buildings can suffer extensive earthquake damage. This damage can be greatly reduced by isolation bearings. Vibration isolation bearings are designed to dampen earthquake ground movements before they reach the building and help the building move as a unit.

Effectiveness:

  • Very effective when properly installed.

 

 

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