Author: Y Oritatsu

ASCE Great Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami Damage Reconnaissance

Written by Yoshi Oritatsu: As a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Post Disaster Assessment Team, I recently visited Japan to investigate the damage to waterfront structures from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.  I was fortunate to join the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) team, comprised of six U.S. engineers with expertise in port facility…

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