Researchers develop wallpaper that helps hold walls together in earthquakes

Printer-friendly versionSend by email

German researchers say they've developed "seismic" wallpaper that can hold a masonry wall together to keep it from crumbling in an earthquake.

April 11, 2012

German researchers say they've developed "seismic" wallpaper that can hold a masonry wall together to keep it from crumbling in an earthquake. Scientists used stiff, high-strength glass fibers woven together with the fibers running in four directions to distribute energy evenly when walls shake.

Read more

Comments on: "Researchers develop wallpaper that helps hold walls together in earthquakes"

April 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Getting Beyond the Impasse

Outstanding Outdoor Spaces

Taming the Chaos

Designs for First-time Buyers

DIGITAL EDITION
Products

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD delivers the capability heavy-duty truck customers demand, along with greater refinement and control for more comfort and confidence.

Features

Matt Ivey shares how Ivey Homes found a successful medium between in-house sales and outsourcing.