On April 16th Ecuador has experienced a devastating earthquake that had severe consequences to people and infrastructure. Our thoughts are with the injured and with the families and friends of the deaths.
Such tragedies encourage us even more to contribute to a more safer environment by further developing our seismic protection systems. Base isolation can be a solution to avoid damages to buildings and more importantly to their residents.
One example can be seen in the Sky Building in Guayaquil that had been equipped with mageba’s seismic isolators hence being spared of any damages. The pictures below have been taken from the construction site with the products installed after the earthquake of April 16th.