Thursday, January 08, 2009

Learning from the Past to Protect the Future

Join us on Wednesday, January 14, 2009.

Before the advent of the strong materials of reinforced concrete and steel, many societies had developed an approach to seismic resistance based on flexibility rather than strength. In his lecture, Randolph Lagenbach will explore what can be learned from these historical construction practices, by describing a construction technology which he has entitled "Armature Crosswalls". This was inspired by Turkish and Kashmiri traditional construction but designed for use in modern reinforced concrete infill-wall buildings, a building type which is common across the globe.


Lunchtime Learning: Learning from the Past to Protect the Future

Presented by the Historic Preservation Committee.

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00 pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland

Contact: 510/464-3600 or Joann Pavlinec, Assoc. AIA

Cost: None, This program is open to all. Please bring your lunch. Please RSVP.


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