A seismic protection device for structures (buildings, bridges) that uses a self-centering mechanism to prevent the structure from leaning over after an earthquake.

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This technology is a seismic protection device for structures (buildings, bridges) that uses a self-centering mechanism to prevent the structure from leaning over after an earthquake. It also provides energy dissipation to reduce a structure’s movements during an earthquake.

Please contact Theresa White (Manager- Innovation Transfer) at [email protected] for more information.

Key Benefits

• Increased performance (self-centering behaviour).
• Easy to manufacture since the device is made entirely of steel.
• Can be used for new construction or for retrofit of existing structures.

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