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JAMA Looks Back: 1994 Northridge Earthquake’s 25th Anniversary

JAMA is remembering the Northridge Earthquake, which took place 25 years ago today. As the costliest natural disaster of its time in SoCal, it has since shaped our practice, and our city. One of biggest lessons learned: the need for high performance seismic connections. JAMA, and the industry at large, has continually explored ways to improve life safety, decrease property loss and increase resilience through improvements to non-ductile steel moment frame connections. Like the rehabilitated and seismically upgraded Royce Hall at UCLA, our buildings are designed to take on the next “big one.”