Photo courtesy of UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering Researcher preps specimen's base-isolation system for the shake test. Photo courtesy of UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering The five-story building featured a fully equipped intensive-care unit and surgery suite. In the first of a series of seismic shake-table tests to gauge the effects of major earthquakes and fire on a hospital’s non-structural components and systems, a five-story specimen and its contents came through with flying colors. The excellent performance on April 17, attributed to the specimen's base-isolation system, came as no surprise to researchers at the University of California, San Diego, who
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