The earthquake of 1906 devastated San Francisco. Since then we have learned many lessons in how to best protect ourselves in the face of these disasters. After each big quake, building standards toughen and legislation is enacted, but are we really prepared for the next big shaker? Joining Patt Morrison in the discussion about the current state of our infrastructure in Southern California are Doug Given, USGS Geo Physicist Project Chief for Earthquake Monitoring and professor of Geology at Pasadena City College, Bob Steinback, Assistant Chief of Inspection Bureau, Department of Building and Safety Los Angeles City, John Morris, President-Elect Los Angeles Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Jan Emerson, Vice President of external affairs, California Hospital Association, and Cliff Roblee, Executive Director of NEES Consortium Inc. (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation).
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