CUREE Exhibits

Some examples of CUREE produced exhibits, which often focused on teaching STEM concepts and/or the history of scientific research and development are shown below.


Earthquake Engineering

With funding from the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, CUREE installed a free outdoor public exhibit, EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, for the entire month of April in downtown San Francisco as part of the 100 year anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake.

In addition to the original 1906 emergency housing cottage, provided by the Western Neighborhoods Project, the EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING exhibit provided an up-close look at a number of important engineering tools used in seismic design and building retrofit. Some of the exhibits on display included: • a full-scale "seismic hardware" such as a large damper and Friction Pendulum isolator • a full-size cut-away models of seismic features of woodframe construction and concrete columns with exposed reinforcing • a meter-high building model continuously shaking with its recorded acceleration response displayed • a motorized model of the E-Defense shake table in Japan • models of buildings showing seismic deficiencies with and without retrofit.

The large wooden cutaway models shown below currently reside at the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection.

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Original Exhibit Booklet

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