|Development of Seismic Technology for Buildings and Bridges in Taiwan|
Located at the Pacific Seismic Belt, Taiwan constantly suffers the threat of earthquakes. This speech focuses on three major axes of research for disaster prevention, namely seismic design and retrofitting, safety monitoring and early warning, scenario simulation and risk assessment. Introductory remarks are given to the earthquake precursor, early warning systems, disaster assessment, seismic assessment and retrofitting, and innovation of construction methods and materials. The aim of this presentation is to promote the understanding of general public on the earthquake resistant technology for buildings and bridges in Taiwan.