California has more than a 99% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake within the next 30 years. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 7 quake in the Bay Area may result in potentially $82 billion in property and business losses.
In the aftermath of an earthquake, organizations and businesses may face pressing challenges including whether to utilize or evacuate structures, restoring interrupted operations and repairing damaged facilities or equipment.
Accurate information is needed to make rapid and informed decisions. Early assessment of the structural integrity can not only save lives, but also minimize downtime (economic loss).
The informed decision process is especially vital for critical facilities such as hospitals, financial institutions, data centers, manufacturing plants, communication systems, dams, pipelines and power plants.