April 5 Seismic Event Map

Seismic Design in Structural Engineering

Structural engineering, the backbone of infrastructure development, is paramount for creating safe and durable buildings. Seismic design, an integral component of structural engineering, is crucial for ensuring structures can withstand earthquakes, like the one that occurred on April 5, 2024 in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. Despite the region being low-risk for such events, seismic design is still taken into consideration when engineers design the structural components of a site.

By incorporating seismic principles, engineers can anticipate ground motion effects and design resilient structures. This design process can save lives, prevent catastrophic damage, and preserve structural integrity during seismic events.

Isett’s Structural Department has the knowledge and experience to incorporate seismic design into your next project.