Earthquake protection

Regular earth tremors and the risk of a catastrophic earthquake are part of everyday life in many countries. The affected countries, for example along the "Ring of Fire" (volcanic belt around the Pacific Ocean), take structural protection measures more or less intensively, depending on their economic strength, to increase resilience against earthquakes. One of the major problems is the inability of columns to accommodate the side-to-side motions typical of earthquakes. One of the most efficient measures for ad-hoc retrofitting in existing buildings is column sheathing. DUCON® has already carried out these measures in earthquake-prone countries such as Turkey.