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Quake-resistant building nabs prize

Update: September, 24/2014 - 08:21

The team, the only one from Viet Nam, designed a building capable of withstanding an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale.— Photo cand.com.vn

DA NANG (VNS) — Students from Duy Tan Private University won first prize in an earthquake engineering design competition held in Taiwan last week.

The competition, Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools, included students from 44 schools across 10 Asia-Pacific countries and regions.

The Duy Tan team's building design won the competition with a score of 139 -14 points over the Taiwanese runner-up.

It was the team's first win after placing seventh in 2012 and third in 2013.

The team, the only one from Viet Nam, designed a building capable of withstanding an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale.

The two-day competition drew 110 teams competing in high-school, university and post-graduate divisions at Taiwan's Centre for Research on Earthquake Engineering. — VNS

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