New research collaboration seeks to safeguard bridges against earthquakes















In an effort to address the possibility of a catastrophic seismic event in BC, and its ensuing infrastructure impact, researcher Shahria Alam and his team from the School of Engineering’s Applied Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Structures (ALAMS) have teamed up with Spannovation Consulting Limited from BC’s Lower Mainland. Alam, who is a Professor and Principal’s Research Chair in Resilient and Green Infrastructure, will spend the next six years evaluating and predicting the performance of a variety of existing and future bridges. He and his team will also design new technology to retrofit these bridges, and strengthen new bridges.


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