Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing! Explore the science then engineer a design solution to survive the quake.
In many parts of the world, the designs of most buildings do not need to consider the stresses of the ground shaking. However, buildings in areas prone to earthquakes need to be designed so that their structures can withstand this unique kind of stress. Earthquake engineers have developed a number of design strategies that help minimize the effects of the earth shaking. These strategies include strong and light building skeletons, solid bases, and bracing.