3/5/2012

As rapid urbanization places greater strain on cities' infrastructures -- making them more vulnerable to earthquakes and other disasters -- building information modeling technology can help engineers and contractors develop an integrated approach to retrofitting that infrastructure and be especially useful in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, writes Terry Bennett, LEED AP. It can help those involved "visualize, simulate and analyze infrastructure designs long before construction to meet the ever-changing demands," he argues.

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