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Fact Sheet 2013–3022

In cooperation with University of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV’s Environmentally Friendly Science and Engineering Building is Monitored for Earthquake Shaking

By Erol Kalkan, Woody Savage, Shahneam Reza, Eric Knight, and Ying Tian

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The University of Nevada Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Science and Engineering Building is at the cutting edge of environmentally friendly design. As the result of a recent effort by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Strong Motion Project in cooperation with UNLV, the building is now also in the forefront of buildings installed with structural monitoring systems to measure response during earthquakes. This is particularly important because this is the first such building in Las Vegas. The seismic instrumentation will provide essential data to better understand the structural performance of buildings, especially in this seismically active region.

First posted May 30, 2013

For additional information:
Contact Information, Menlo Park, Calif.
   Office—Earthquake Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 977
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Suggested citation:

Kalkan, E., Savage, W., Reza, S., Knight, E., and Tian, Y., 2013, UNLV’s environmentally friendly Science and Engineering Building is monitored for earthquake shaking: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3022, 4 p.,

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