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Saturday, 09 April 2016 03:11

The world’s tallest is set to change yet again  in 2018 with the completion of the Kingdom Tower  © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

If you want to be at the top of the world with building safety against earthquakes, there is one brand to be with - Kinemetrics, the innovative leader in earthquake instrumentation products. The updated Skycraper list (http://skyscrapercenter.com/company/14274) instrumented by Kinemetrics, include iconic buildings from all over the world, including the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (828 meters). Others in the top 10 list of Skyscrapers instrumented with Kinemetrics seismic equipment are Taipei 101 (508 meters), ADNOC Headquarters (342 meters), U.S. Bank Tower (310.3 meters), Sky Tower (292.2 meters), World Trade Center (278 meters), Aon Center (261.5 meters), Gas Company Center (228.3 meters), Torre Mayor (225), and 777 Tower (221 meters).


In the Philippines, iconic buildings in the Skyscraper list, like the Zuellig Tower, Park Terraces I, San Lorenzo Tower, Ayala Tower 1 (Makati Stock Exchange), One Legazpi Park, The Columns Legazpi Tower I, The Columns Legazpi Tower II and One Roxas Triangle, are also equipped with Kinemetrics accelerographs. They were installed by Geos, Incorporated, Kinemetrics' trusted supplier, maintenance and service provider in the Philippines.


Kinemetrics Inc. is a global provider of information-driven End-to-End solutions based on high quality hardware and software that deliver highly efficient seismic products. With their industry–leading solutions backed by exceptional service and support, their team of earthquake engineers, geoscientists, and information technologists is an essential part of moving visions forward. Certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008, no other company in the world offers a more comprehensive range of solutions that matter most to overcoming today’s seismic challenges. Kinemetrics' brands are respected. They’re experienced. They’re diverse. They’re forward thinking. And this is why Kinemetrics is the premier partner for those who seek actionable solutions that take seismic resilience further, faster.


Kinemetrics Inc. is a member of the Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) at the Contributor level. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is an international body in the field of tall buildings and sustainable urban design. A non-profit organization based at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States, the CTBUH announces the title of "The World's Tallest Building" and is widely considered to be an authority on the official height of tall buildings. Its stated mission is to study and report "on all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings."


Geos installs earthquake instruments for clients in need of determining ground acceleration and building performance during earthquakes.  These are required by companies that build/operate critical infrastructure such as powerplants, dams and buildings. The company was formed in 1994 by selected faculty members of the National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, in response to the increasing demand for their professional expertise by industries. Geos continuously provide technical services that bear a mark of quality, high-level professionalism and scientific integrity.

Owners of the world's tallest buildings in the Skyscraper Center list have chosen Kinemetrics instruments because there is no other superior choice.  In the Philippines, being at the top of the world is being with GEOS!

Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 April 2017 14:25 )
Burj Khalifa uses Kinemetrics ! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 January 2016 13:18
Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, the world tallest building

The Burj Khalifa and Dubai World Trade Centre have joined a growing list of UAE buildings to adopt an earthquake-detection system from Kinemetrics, according to The National Daily of United Arab Emirates.  

The owner's of the world's tallest building settled for nothing less.

Kinemetrics is the seismic instrument exclusively distributed by Geos Incorporated in the Philippines, which has been installed in iconic towers of the country such as the Zuellig Building, One Roxas Triangle, Tower One and Exchange Plaza, Makati Shangrila and One Serendra (Click here to see list of towers in the Philippines with Kinemetrics seismic instrumentation by Geos Incorporated).

The Online Alerting of Structural Integrity and Safety (Oasis) is to be used by Dubai Municipality so emergency services will know when an action plan will have to be issued in the event of an earthquake. The Rapid Evaluation and Assessment Programme (Reap) will then be used to detect when a building is safe to re-enter.

The emirate does not sit on a fault line and last felt the force of a nearby seismic incident when a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck Iran in May last year.

Despite the rarity of quakes here, regulations require buildings of 10 floors or higher to be built to withstand a magnitude-5.9 earthquake.

American Derek Skolnik, project manager for Kinemetrics, the business behind the warning system, said it was designed to avoid costly, and potentially dangerous, unnecessary evacuations.

“We are talking here about getting people back into buildings following an earthquake,” he said. “They can be rare but scary. This technology can empower decision-makers of critical buildings, such as Burj Khalifa, to competently manage a difficult situation and take decisions on evacuation and safe re-entry.”

Kinemetrics Open Systems and Services technology is already being utilised to monitor buildings in Abu Dhabi, including Capital Gate and the headquarters of Aldar and Adnoc.

Sensors throughout the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, provide accurate data of movement to help officials make an informed action plan.

“We have studied the building and we know what it can take during an earthquake,” Mr Skolnik said.

“That information can then be disseminated to the right people. It is emergency-response planning and the goal is to improve safety.

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 April 2017 13:54 )
Geos President wins Plinius Award PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:50

The Plinius medal is awarded to scientists with significant contribution to the study of natural hazards and its mitigation. Photo from EGU website http://www.egu.eu/egs/award6w.htmIn recognition of his achievement on research and development in natural hazards, Geos Incorporated President, Dr. Mahar Lagmay was awarded the 2015 Plinius medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU)

“This is a very relevant award bestowed to us by the international community, which acknowledges the dedication of scientists who work on natural hazards. It’s a validation of trust, which is very important to the work we’re doing here,” Dr. Lagmay said.

Dr. Lagmay is the first scientist from Asia to receive the award.

The accord is given based on a scientist’s outstanding research achievements in fields related to natural hazards. Their interdisciplinary activities and how their research has been applied in the mitigation of risks from natural hazards are also assessed.

Dr. Lagmay serves as the President of Geos Incorporated a geophysics consultancy company formed in 1994 by selected faculty members of the National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, in response to the increasing demand for their professional expertise by the mining and energy industries.  Since its foundation, GEOS has grown to provide services in the areas of environmental management, water resources exploration, engineering geology, hazards assessment, and geographical information systems.

GEOS' knowledge of earth processes, and tools from advances in technology, help understand mining, energy and environmental problems. Using a multidisciplinary approach in their services, GEOS arrives at innovative and concrete solutions to the problems of their clients. The company's goal is to continuously provide technical services that bear a mark of quality, high-level professionalism, and scientific integrity.

The Plinius medal was established by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in 2001 to encourage interdisciplinary research on natural hazards. In its website, EGU said that the award is given to scientists with outstanding contributions to the field of natural hazards and its mitigation.

The recognition is eponymous to Greek scientist Gayus Plinius Secundus, known as Plinius the Old who? was born in 24 A.D., in Como, in the Italian Peninsula. His main scientific legacy consists of 37 volumes of the work “Naturalis Historia” (Natural History). He also studied the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius which brought demise to ancient cities Pompeya and Herculano in 79 A.D.

With the name of Plinius, the medal is intended to acknowledge all the efforts to improve the knowledge and mitigation of natural hazards, according to the EGU.

“We will strive to work more and do our best to maintain that trust, by doing good service for the Filipino people,” Dr. Lagmay said. 

(Article is a revised version originally posted in the Project NOAH site where Dr. Lagmay is the head the program. Original version written by Candeze Mongaya)


Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 April 2017 13:59 )
Geos to install accelerometers in Ayala buildings PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 March 2014 23:36

Ayala Greenbelt Residences



We would like to inform the public that Geos Incorporated is the distributor and accredited service, repair and maintenance company of Kinemetrics products in the Philippines. Other companies which sell seismic products other than Kinemetrics and who represent themselves to be owned by the Board Directors of Geos are fake and liable to legal action. 


Geos Incorporated yesterday won the Ayala Land Property Management Corporation (APMC) call for bids to install accelerometers or strong motion seismometers in their buildings. This is a milestone not only for the company but for the country as well, as it sets the trend for seismic building instrumentation in properties owned by developers who value quality products and integrity of service.  The accelerometers to be installed is part of the compliance requirements stipulated in the Structural Code of the Philippines for building safety.

Geos will use nothing less than products from Kinemetrics, the innovative world leader in earthquake monitoring. It is the same company that installed seismometers for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Statue of Liberty in New York, the Sphinx, Egypt and for majority of buildings in Los Angeles, USA, compliant with the LA building code.  The accelerometer of Kinemetrics is approved for building instrumentation in the State of California as it satisfies the requirements stipulated in the integrated triaxial accelerograph guidelines of the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP).

APMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ayala Land Inc. engaged in integrated property management services including building administration and maintenance.  Founded in 1834Ayala Land Incorporated, which has numerous properties within the Central Business District of the Philippines, lives up to a distinguished legacy built on the vision of its founders and through the generations of leaders who recognized unique opportunities for transformation.


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Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 April 2017 13:57 )