Presentation on theme: "Earthquake Safety In Schools Brought to you by: Austin Emilie Claire Garrett & Tim."— Presentation transcript:
Earthquake Safety In Schools Brought to you by: Austin Emilie Claire Garrett & Tim
This is what devastating effects earthquakes have.
Earthquake Caused Deaths Around The World , Sumatra, Indonesia (9.1) 224,400 deaths , Pakistan (7.6) 86,000 deaths , Sichuan, China (7.9) 87,587 deaths , Chile (8.8) 525 deaths , Haiti (7.0) 316,000 deaths , Japan (9.0) 20,896 deaths
Our plan: 0 The number one cause of death during earthquakes is from collapsing buildings. 0 Our plan is to use base isolation systems to minimize the effects earthquakes have on buildings 0 We are specifically targeting schools 0 The building would protect from the main earthquake as well as any aftershocks 0 These buildings also act as a safe house for students to go to before the tsunami’s hit in coastal areas like japan.
About Base Isolation Base isolation uses bearing pads between the building and the foundation to allow the building to move with the earth during an earthquake. It costs about $140 per meter squared of isolation bearings. The base isolators for our project would cost $4480.
0 We researched the main use of base isolation and noticed that it is only used in large main buildings. Such as city halls and other government buildings. 0 Our goal is to make a safe refuge for schools during and after earthquakes