How earthquake resistant construction is different?
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Earthquake resistant construction is designed to minimize the damage caused by earthquakes. Structures are built with special attention given to factors such as seismic performance, seismic zones, soil conditions and other potential hazards.
Materials used in earthquake resistant construction are usually stronger and more flexible than those used in conventional construction, allowing them to better resist the damaging effects of strong seismic waves. Additionally, engineers often design buildings with shock absorbers or dampers that can reduce the movement of the structure and protect it from greater damage.