Medindia

X

Building Safety in Quakes To Be Improved With The Help Of New Software

by Rukmani Krishna on  May 1, 2013 at 11:13 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A computer tool that will help improve building safety in earthquakes and can also be used in construction projects by companies located in seismic zones is being developed by a Spanish software company.
 Building Safety in Quakes To Be Improved With The Help Of New Software
Building Safety in Quakes To Be Improved With The Help Of New Software
Advertisement

The new aspect of this software, which is geared toward architects, engineers and construction firms, is that it is capable of calculating the effect that the facades, the partitions and the walls - which have a tendency to develop cracks in a quake - will have on the overall structure of a building.

Advertisement
The Arquitectura, Ingenieria y Construccion CYPE software company, based in the eastern Spanish city of Alicante and operating in more than 47 countries - mainly in Latin America, Portugal and North Africa - has been working on the product for a year, the firm's technical director, Carlos Fernandez, said in an interview with EFE.

This is "one more tool that's going to contribute to improving the safety of ... buildings in seismic zones, but it's not the definitive weapon, it's not a panacea," he said, adding that the project will have an international market because many professionals around the world will be able to make use of it.

The new computer program is based on the analysis of real architecture and it would be used, at first, to analyze newly-constructed buildings in earthquake zones.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All