Seismic rift divides BC governments

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin

Professor Carlos Ventura, Director of the EERF, was included in an earthquake preparedness article in The Province.

In a video, he explained the benefits of the UBC lab that simulates the impact of earthquakes on buildings. “We want to see what level of damage this structure will experience, then we inspect the building and we find out where the weak spots are,” he said. “Then we fix that weak point and then we test it again and then we learn if that is enough to increase the capacity.”