Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Limits of Man-Made Structures

MOD Vol. 25 No. 1139, July 2, 1993
On the cover: Loreta de Leon Pañgan

Time and time again, I hear in the news, reporters mentioning the term “earthquake proof” building or structure. Being a Structural Engineer, I know there’s is no such thing. The correct term should be “earthquake resistant,” which is to say a structure can be designed to resist up to a certain magnitude of earthquakes. The following article, “The Limit of Man-Made Structures” (p. 10) is a brief explanation of the aforementioned topic.

Also in this MOD July 2, 1993 issue, are some chunks of information on the column For The Record (p. 50) that I pioneered.

“If you want to build a tower, you first sit down and decide how much it will cost, to see if you have enough money to finish the job. If you don’t, you might lay the foundation, but you would not be able to finish. Then all who would see it would make fun of you, saying, ‘This person began to build but was not able to finish.’” – Luke 14:28-30, The Everyday Bible, New Century Version.

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