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Posted on Apr 14, 2016 in News
An article, written by our Principal and Head Seismologist!
Posted on Jun 5, 2015 in News
First, I must apologize - I am the worst blogger in the world. I have thought about seeing if someone would like to blog on my behalf, but the truth is, only I can blog in my voice.
ShakeAlarm® is exploding all over the West Coast; just last week we did a presentation in Seattle and folks there are looking at deploying systems in Seattle, and around the Puget Sound. It is a very exciting time because we are the only commercially proven EEWS out of Canada, and most of the United States.
We have expanded ShakeAlarm®s sales net too - we now have representation on Vancouver Island, and through our American partners out of Oregon.
Our Facebook page is already 800 likes strong and growing on a daily basis!
Again, I apologize for being such a horrid blogger - I will attempt to do better.
Ciao for now!
Posted on Apr 16, 2015 in News
Apologies for being somewhat distant, we have been really busy putting together all this new and good stuff!
First off; www.facebook.com/shakealarm is up and running - and if I may be so bold, having some pretty fantastic results! We have already eclipsed 300 likes and are growing by 10 -12 likes a day!
Second, www.shakealarm.com is getting a whole bunch of new documentation, case studies and questionnaires! Be sure to go and check it out!
And finally, Oregons first earthquake early warning system (ShakeAlarm) has been installed in a brand new building, called the Radiator Building; very cool, be sure to check out http://www.onenorthpdx.com/links
And once more, my apologies - I will try and be a better blogger!
Take care for now!
Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in News
Corefirst, http://corefirst-seismic-upgrade-system.com/ , has just entered into an agreement with Weir-Jones to promote our EEW system, ShakeAlarm, http://www.shakealarm.com into a number of markets in the United States.
Corefirst's unique, patented design allows for a cost effective solution in the world of seismic refits in Zone 1 earthquake areas, when the option of building new structures is not viable. This design allows for people to seek shelter within a structure if the Weir-Jones ShakeAlarm only allows for a few seconds of early warning.
We are of the opinion that by combining a structural solution, along with an EEWS, we are in a much better place to save lives, minimize damage to infrastructure and recover more quickly from a significant seismic event.
Corefirst and Weir-Jones - your total EEWS and structural solution.
Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in News
As you can imagine, summers are meant to be relaxing, slow moving kinds of things that you look back upon in December and say to yourself, 'Gee, that was a nice day...' It is only September, and I am already doing this!
On August 12 - 14 2014, I had the good fortune to attend a conference in Pismo Beach, California, where a number of the Seismic Instrumentation Nuclear Users Group (SINUG) met to discuss the hot topics of strong motion monitoring in various nuclear power plants throughout the continental United States. This was my first conference of this nature, and I found the folks to be quite welcoming - especially since I felt a little overwhelmed with some of the issues that they had to deal with on an ongoing basis.
I offered a presentation on our EEWS systems, ShakeAlarm. We had a good discussion about it, and as it turns out, ShakeAlarm can easily be deployed outside of given containment area allowing for operator to achieve an economical free field sensor system, without having to re-write their licenses and re-apply. A very valid solution to a very technically challenging problem. I cannot wait to see what next year holds in store for me!
We also made another friend - Tony at Kanpai Sushi!
Kanpai Tony-San - the dinners were fantastic!
Pismo Beach, California
Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in News
My apologies for being amiss; we have been through holiday's, conferences and meeting new friends.
I promise that, in a short while, I will provide some updates on what has been going on in detail, but for moment, I will say that I have spent some time in Washington State, with our ferries colleague; I made some new friends in Pismo Beach, California who are known as the Seismic Instrumentation Nuclear Users Group, or SINUG, and back up to Portland, Oregon to look at expanding the reach of ShakeAlarm and ShakeMonitor.
It has been a very busy month!
So I promise that my next blog post will be about SINUG; and how gracious these folks were to take me into their group, and what it was that I took away from the experience.
Ciao for now!
Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in News
Just a quick note to let everyone know that www.facebook.com/shakealarm is up and running!
We are hoping to build this into an online resource that is of assistance to everyone that lives in a high risk earthquake zone.
More to come!
Posted on Jun 24, 2014 in News
Yesterday, a 7.9 earthquake hit an island in the Aleutians called Little Sitkin Island. A wave was generated, but not big enough to do any damage, alarms were sounded for this, the largest earthquake recorded in the United States for many many years.
Hopping over to Google Earth shows that Little Sitkin is truly way out in the middle of nowhere - the earthquake actually occurred in the straights between between Little Sitkin and Semisopochnoi Island, close to the middle of Pratt Basin.
It does not look like anyone really lives in the 'Rat Islands', but the appears to be a couple of dirt landing strips, and not much else. No need for a ShakeAlarm; but I suppose it must have been a wild ride for anyone that was around when the shaking was going on!
This is yet another stark reminder that for those of us that live on the Pacific Rim, earthquakes are a part of our life, and will be until the end of time. So are we prepared? I have water, canned food and blankets - things we will need in the event of a large destructive quake, but what about the rest of the community? Apparently BC has some of the worst disaster preparedness communities in the country, and next to Alberta's floods last year, we in BC, are likely going to be the worst naturally occurring disaster in the recorded history of North America - not a title I am looking forward to receiving.
So what do we do? We communicate. What do the majority of the population do? They wait, and hope it isn't going to happen in their lifetime.
In the meantime, I suggest building your own earthquake survival pack at a minimum; and go, spend some time in learning about how susceptible we are to a large earthquake on the West Coast, and what could really happen when the Big One gets us.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing; but it could easily save your life.
Posted on Jun 16, 2014 in News
This week, we are expecting one of our RockFall Systems to go live; we are looking at a piece of track up the valley and we are very excited about this too! It has been a busy June with www.shakealarm.com going live last week, and now the commissioning of a system is just about finished, we are very excited!
Also exciting is that summer is just around the corner, and after the horrid winter we all suffered through in Canada this year, a warm, sunny summer is in order.
Accelerometer production is going full swing; we have loads on the shelves, so don't be a stranger and source all your strong motion recorders and measurement devices from us!
Also on the boil - ELF and GNOME are coming back! More on that once we get through the next week; actually, a lot is happening in the next week.
Ciao for now!
Posted on May 12, 2014 in News
Apologies for being amiss last week; I was taken out of the office last week a little abruptly, so blame me.
AGS has made a showing in the Pipeline and Gas Journal; more can be seen here: http://pipelineandgasjournal.com/april-2014-new-products
We are gearing up to go down to our next show in Scottsdale Arizona, to show Shake Alarm, Shake Monitor and our line of accelerometers - they were well received in Alaska, so we are hoping to keep the momentum going down in Arizona!
We are also actively pursuing new business for our Rockfall system in both Eastern Canada and Europe - busy busy busy! It sure will be nice to have more exposure on this state of the art system.
So I will effort to be more vigilant in my writing of this blog; and I am sorry for the dip last week!
Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in News
Today marks our open house, and us being moved in 'officially' after the fire!
We are working with Brisco Manufacturing to showcase our AWESOME LVL interior and floor!
We are expecting to see 150 people through here today, and if I can ever figure out how to post pictures, we will. This whole blog thing is taking a little bit to get used to... For example, I find myself being hyper sensitive to spelling mistakes.
Soooo, if we don't see you here today, have a great weekend and we will see you soon!