Purdue Experts Try to Help Quake-Tossed Turkey

November 16, 2011 by  
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Purdue University civil engineer Ayhan Irfanoglu traveled to his native country of Turkey recently to investigate the collapse of buildings in  Ercis, Turkey after the 7.2 earthquake.  Irfanoglu is part of an Earthquake Engineering Research Institute rapid response team that has expressed that a lot of flaws documented during the trip are related to the lack of understanding and not the result of cutting corners.  Earthquake preparedness must be addressed, and we could “help people understand how to construct buildings the right way, so they don’t collapse.”

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