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November 25, 2013 Airport No Comments Email Email

When the next destructive earthquake hits Los Angeles, the Burbank Bob Hope Airport is ready to respond.

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has set the standard for high performance engineering and multi-earthquake building practices with the new Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC).  

This video includes closed captioning for: French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish and Thai

Dan Feger of Burbank Bob Hope Airport says“This building can withstand an unlimited number of earthquakes. That’s the difference… In the event of a major earthquake, this airport will be the center of emergency response for Southern California.”

The RITC will continue operating after a major earthquake, and will serve as a disaster command center for first responders such as FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and Cal EMA (California Emergency Management Agency).

The strategic RITC uses a state-of-the-art base isolation system which goes beyond meeting code minimums. Conforming to the code only reduces the casualty risk, but it does not protect the functionality of a facility. “This is going to be one of the cornerstones of seismic resiliency,” said Dr. Kit Miyamoto of Miyamoto International.

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