Alaska Officials Conducts Seismic Survey of Fairbanks Buildings

July 18, 2012

Fairbanks, Alaska, officials want to know how seismically sound some city buildings are.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the city is soliciting bids for a seismic study for seven of its buildings.

They’re listed in order by suspected seismic deficiency. Topping the list of the Department of Public Works, a wood frame building with steel siding built in the 1970s. Last on the list is a fire station built within the last 10 years.

Bids are due Thursday.

Fire Chief Warren Cummings says the state is making earthquake preparedness a priority ahead of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 earthquake in two years.

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