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Future Forward: When In Doubt, Damp It Out

April 7, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Douglas P. Taylor is president of Taylor Devices, which manufactures seismic dampers that protect structures during events such as earthquakes and high winds.

Code Update: New Los Angeles Seismic Ordinance Will Save Lives … and a City

August 1, 2016 - in Column

As a structural engineer working with governments and communities worldwide as they struggle to face earthquake disasters, I’ve repeatedly seen tragedies…

How To Design Building Structures That Can Survive Earthquakes

June 18, 2015 - in Column

Earthquakes are natural disasters where most of damage is caused due to collapse of buildings and other such man-made structures. Earthquakes do not kill…