Seismic Isolators: New Approach For Safeguarding Buildings Against Earthquakes

Nurmyrat Mommayev
Seismic Isolators: New Approach For Safeguarding Buildings Against Earthquakes
Freyssinet specialists installing seismic isolators (Photo: Freyssinet)

Earthquakes are natural disasters posing significant risks, as they cause sudden devastation to buildings, infrastructure, and loss of human lives. However, recent advancements in seismic isolation present promising solutions to counter these dangers.

Seismic isolators are specifically designed devices that safeguard buildings from the destructive impacts of earthquakes. By allowing buildings to move freely during seismic events, these isolators minimize the damage caused by these unfavorable occurrences. Consequently, they enhance the stability of buildings, bolster their capacity to withstand earthquakes, and ensure the safety of individuals.

Presently, seismic isolators are increasingly integrated into the construction of earthquake-resistant buildings, with notable applications in hospitals, schools, bridges, and other critical infrastructure. This technology not only fortifies structures but also contributes to enhancing public safety and overall quality of life.

French company Freyssinet: manufacturer of seismic isolators

Freyssinet, a French company specializing in the manufacturing of seismic isolation technology, stands out for its pioneering contributions in this field. Since the early 1960s, the company has played a significant role in the development and production of seismic isolators, actively contributing to safety and stability within the construction industry.

Freyssinet offers a range of isolator types that can be customized to suit different building requirements and accommodate diverse needs. Additionally, the company conducts specialized training programs to promote awareness and educate industry professionals about the benefits of seismic isolation.

Therefore, innovative companies like Freyssinet play a crucial role in the future of the construction industry, with seismic isolators emerging as key technologies that will significantly impact safety and resilience.

Nurmyrat Mommayev,

PhD Candidate at Marmara University's Department of Political Science and International Relations in Istanbul, Türkiye

 

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