LIEBIG ULTRAPLUS® Earthquake & Seismic Anchors
Earthquakes are more prevalent than we think. We might not feel them, but they occur every day in different parts of the world and in different magnitudes. The earthquake risk factor varies from place to place depending on where the region falls on the seismic risk maps. Additionally, certain types of structures such as nuclear installations and sites where failure of an installation has high consequential risk associated with it, also require the use of seismic anchors to be considered.
Certain type of substrate and structures not built to withstand seismic movements are some of the factors that increase the effects of earthquakes. Consequently, even the occasional weak seismic shifts can cause significant damage to property and life in such areas.
Currently, engineers use earthquake anchors in structures that have a high number of people or are in seismically active zones. They also use them in places that are crucial for post-disaster recoveries such as hospitals, bridges, and fire stations used in structures constructed using concrete.