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Researchers at the University of Arizona are examining steel collectors used in the building industry to help create earthquake-proof structures.


Major earthquakes in central Mexico and the Iran-Iraq border last year caused large scale devastation and death, killing about 900 people, and destroying hundreds of buildings that also left many homeless.


Working in partnership with Lehigh University and the University of California, San Diego, the Arizona University-led research team is now studying steel collectors, which are reinforcements used in concrete floor slabs, and responsible for horizontally transferring seismic forces.


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