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Dr. Kit Miyamoto Reappointed as California Seismic Commissioner

May 31, 2024 - in News, People

Dr. Kit Miyamoto, CEO of Miyamoto International and a renowned structural engineer, has been reappointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the California Seismic Safety Commission. Appointed by two different governors since 2011, Kit now holds the distinction…

A Disaster Week in Haiti

1:40 PM, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 I am four-wheel driving on a muddy dirt road in the middle of a green tobacco field in the south of Haiti, near Les…

Dr. Kit Miyamoto Elected as a Chair of California Seismic Safety Commission

October 23, 2020 - in News, People

SACRAMENTO, CA – Dr. Kit Miyamoto was elected as a Chair of the California Seismic Safety Commission. This 15-member commission investigates earthquakes,…

Where’s Kit? – Yangon, Myanmar

August 17, 2017 - in Water

Yangon, Myanmar –  We are driving up to a destroyed water pipeline on a bumpy, 200-year-old, British-made highway. I am in the middle of the Myanmar jungle. It is about 40°C (104°F) and dusty and hot. It is still the dry season here. Both…

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 unfold after catastrophic earthquakes. Most often, these cities were not ready. From the loss of historic…