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Subject: Re: 28 February 2001 Nisqually Earthquake - any storage rack damage?
From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 13:31:57 -0500 (EST)
I believe that there was some damage at some storage facilities. I seem
to recall it being mentioned at a presentation about the earthquake at the
BSSC annual meeting. The presentation was obiviously brief in nature, so
this item passed fairly quickly. I believe that typically the problem
with the storage racks was that they were too heavily loaded and this was
not considered in their "design". Again keep in mind that I am going from
memory and it is getting worse as the years pass by <grin>. You might try
contacting Ron Hamburger who gave the presentation.
I also did a quick look through the EERI preliminary recon report
(available on www.eeri.org). I did not see anything there, but the prelim
report is very brief.
Hope that helps,
On Sat, 17 Mar 2001, Haan, Scott M. wrote:
> Was there any storage rack damage - failures in the February 28 Nisqually
> Scott M Haan P.E.
> Plan Review Engineer
> Building Safety Division http://muni.org/building,
> Development Services Department,
> Municipality of Anchorage
> phone: 907-343-8183 fax: 907-249-7399