Architects to study ways to reduce earthquake damage


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The American Institute of Architects Research Corporation will undertake to determine how architects can help reduce earthquake damage to buildings in the United States estimated at $660 million each year.

The seven-month study will be funded under a $64,100 grant from the National Science Foundation's Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) program. A team of AIA investigators will seek information from architects and engineers who have designed buildings in high earthquake risk areas of the country. Emphasis will be placed on the features that architects can influence during the initial stages of design conception planning.