Miyamoto brings its earthquake expertise to seismic Colombia

The global earthquake and structural engineering firm Miyamoto International has opened an office in Bogotá, Colombia, to share its expertise and better serve new and existing clients across South America.

Miyamoto already has a project office in Pasto, where the firm runs Prepare, a USAID/OFDA program that provides municipal disaster-risk management officials and first-responders such as bomberos with a better picture of the impact of a major earthquake, and assists them in preparing and planning accordingly. The city of Pasto is located near the Galeras volcano and in one of Colombia’s most seismic regions. On 17 April 2017, a 6.1 earthquake with epicenter along the border of Peru and Ecuador, rattled the capital of Nariño department.

With 19 offices in areas of high seismic activity and risk worldwide, Miyamoto says its expertise helping building investors, developers and government prepare for strong seismic events is critical…