New Loma Linda Hospital Features Country’s First Up and Down Earthquake Protection System
According to “San Bernardino Sun,” the new Loma Linda University Medical Center (Loma Linda, Calif.) will be the first in the country engineered to bob up and down during an earthquake.
For decades, hospitals in California have been built to accommodate horizontal movement. But engineers chose new technology when working on Loma Linda’s new 16-story, $1.4 billion facility. The article states that the hospital is being built on an earthquake protection system, being the world’s first 3D seismically isolated hospital building. The technology involves 126 steel structures with attached springs that allow for movement.
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