Earthquake on the East Coast creates fun images due to trusted construction
Today the earth shook in Washington DC and we sent around images of a lawn chair on our social networks, just for fun…
Our construction supply chain has functioned so well for so many years that people can trust that their homes and businesses will survive when the ground shakes like this. It is this trust that allows us to share a lawn-chair-tipping event in such a tongue-in-cheek way.
In the least developed nations of the world, earthquakes are treated as bad news and the images of collapsed buildings fill the internet. It isn’t fun when you can’t trust the roof over you head in an earthquake.
Granted, many people evacuated buildings during today’s quake, as they should. But the damage reports suggest that our construction can again be trusted for the most part.
In our mind this image represents trust…
We have trust in our modern construction methods, while other who work in poverty can not.
We hope for the day when trust is built into every structure around the world.