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Haiti: Eight Years After

Miyamoto International created a video of the eight-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, describing improvements that have been made to make the new buildings (and people) more earthquake resistant.

From the Field: M-8.1 Earthquake Strikes Mexico

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Preliminary Structural Damage Assessed On Sept. 7, 2017, approximately 87 kilometers southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico, an 8.1-magnitude offshore earthquake…

Miyamoto Announces 2017 Promotions

January 27, 2017 - in News, People

Miyamoto announced promotions of staff this week; this is the one of the largest number in the firm’s 70-year history.  “The growth of our company…

Italian Earthquake Engineering Report Released

August 25, 2016 - in Featured, Remediation/redevelopment

EARTHQUAKE REPORT – NORCIA, ITALY: M-6.2, 24 August 2016 The M-6.2 earthquake had a shallow depth (10 km) and struck approximately 10 km SE of Norcia, Italy on 2016 August 24 at approximately 1:36 AM local time. As of this writing, there are 247 dead and…

Miyamoto wins “Global Best Project” — Again!

July 8, 2016 - in Awards, Corporate, Design/Engineering

The seismic retrofit of Michelangelo’s last masterpiece has won a Global Best Project award, the Engineering News Record announced Wednesday. It’s the third year in a row for a Miyamoto win.

Miyamoto Wins Presidential Award

May 16, 2016 - in Awards, Corporate, Design/Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2016—U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented Miyamoto International with the President’s “E” Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity…

Miyamoto Structural Experts Dispatched to Ecuador

April 25, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

ECUADOR – Earthquake structural engineering expert Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, a California Seismic Safety Commissioner and president of nonprofit Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief and Miyamoto International, has been dispatched to earthquake-devastated Ecuador to…

Miyamoto International Responds to 7.8-M Ecuador Earthquake

April 20, 2016 - in Uncategorized

As the death toll from the April 16, 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador continues to rise, the magnitude of the disaster comes more clearly into focus. The earthquake struck off the west coast of Ecuador, injuring 2,500 people and killing nearly 500. According…

Mongolia Faces Earthquake Disaster

February 19, 2016 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate

A team of Miyamoto engineers led by Dr. Kit Miyamoto himself helped the Government of Mongolia begin to assess the seismic safety of schools in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia knew its aging schools are not likely to withstand catastrophic earthquakes,…

The Himalayan Times Reveals Miyamoto’s Purpose in Nepal

December 9, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Maintenance

Eight months after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Dr. Kit Miyamoto sits down with the Himalayan Times to discuss what the future holds for reconstruction in Nepal – what works and what doesn’t. "I think engineers here have a really fantastic foundation,…