The Role of Engineering, Design and Building Codes in the Earthquake in Japan

Here’s a great article to read in advance of the Design Public conclave this Friday.

NY Times – Japan’s Strict Building Codes Saved Lives

The New York Times explores how Japan’s earthquake and tsunami preparations played out in the face of a real disaster.

It’s an extremely timely and important exploration of the vital role that engineering, design, building codes and education of the public play in dealing with natural disasters.

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