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Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2021 is ongoing! - #HSI Report4


September 30, 2021


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The Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2021 "Building Structures and Seismic Resistant Technologies" course was designed to introduce the participants to the theory and method of designing earthquake-resistant structures. Dr. Kazutaka Shirai (Associate Professor of Hokkaido University's Faculty of Engineering, Building Structure Control Laboratory) introduced key concepts through lectures and experiments over the course of 4 days (August 23-26, 2021).



Seismic resistant technologies have been developed and re-developed in search for the most ideal earthquake-proof construction, especially in the earthquake-prone Japan. In his lectures, Dr. Shirai revisited past earthquakes and had the participants look at some noteworthy Japanese buildings from the perspective of their seismic retrofits and elements surrounding the buildings. [MORE]