A building designed to reduce the amount of energy that reaches the building during an earthquake is called a?
A Base-isolated designed building reduces the amount of energy that reaches the building during an earthquake. For older buildings they are retrofitted for earthquakes.
What will happen to a base isolated building when seismic waves strike the building during an earthquake?
Why do you think there is often only a short amount of time to evacuate an area before an earthquake?
there is a short amount of time because people do not know when an earthquake will actually occur. so a building can't crush down on you when you just figure out a earthquake is happening. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_there_only_a_short_amount_of_time_to_evacuate_before_an_earthquake#ixzz2CQdQJ6DU
Substrate is defined as a material that provides the surface on which something is deposited. The degree and amount of earthquake damage is partially dependent upon the substrate of the building. If the structure is not structurally sound and built upon earthquake approved foundations, then damage will be greater.