Earthquakes, can we make smarter buildings?

Thursday 9th Feb 2017, 09.15am

This podcast is part of the The Big Questions series.

Major earthquakes across the world have damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, bridges, and other structures. But is there a way of monitoring the building structures to see if it is at risk of falling after an earthquake has struck?

To find the answers we headed to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford to speak with Orfeas Kypris from the Sensor Networks group to ask: can we make smart buildings.

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