Glenn Rix, Ph.D., (Georgia) was recently interviewed by Georgia Public Broadcasting to provide public information on the durability of infrastructure following the magnitude 4.4 earthquake that hit Tennessee.
Glenn explained how engineers spend time and effort ensuring their buildings will resist horizontal forces, which often determines how well they will withstand an earthquake. He discusses how building codes guide engineers and builders in making structures earthquake resistant to help protect human life. Glenn gives examples of some of Geosyntec clients' structures he has helped make earthquake resistant, including dams, waste containment facilities, and nuclear power plants. He directs listeners to FEMA for guidance on what to do to in the event of an earthquake.
Glenn is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. His practice includes seismic hazard and risk assessment and mitigation for civil infrastructure.
Listen to the complete interview: http://www.gpbnews.org/post/how-common-are-earthquakes-georgia-and-are-we-built-withstand-them
Learn more about Glenn at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/glenn-rix