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do you  have a ref or link to their work?

On 11/4/05, Haan, Scott M POA <Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)> wrote:

In Alaska there are some homebuilders in the Mat-Su Borough that are building with this cutting edge of base isolation method.


From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 7:36 AM

To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Base isolation for homes?


Yeah, the residents of Coalinga were beta testers for that one.


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


Consulting Structural Engineers

-----Original Message-----
From: Haan, Scott M POA [mailto:Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at) ]
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 8:24 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Base isolation for homes?


Base isolation for homes is simple.  Just don't install the anchor bolts.


From: Robert Kazanjy [mailto:rkazanjy(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 7:17 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Base isolation for homes?



An SE buddy of mine & I toyed with the idea a number of years ago when he was working on his Phd.

I was interested & excited about but his opinon was it would never fly in the general residential market because of cost.

I did an informal market survey on cost vs performance..........he was right, the typical home buyer is TOTALLY cost driven & will pay very little premium for  increased performance.  The premium was so small that very little extra could be built into the home.  :(


On 11/3/05, Rhkratzse(--nospam--at) <Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Does anyone know of a base isolation system for single-family residences in high seismic areas?

Ralph Hueston Kratz
Structural Engineer


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