Enhancing the seismic design of structures can save lives and make the aftermath of future earthquakes in Turkey much less devastating, says Purdue University civil engineer and Turkish native Ayhan Irfanoglu, who was in the country to help assess recent damage. He said that many structures have design and construction errors. "We want to help people understand how to construct buildings the right way, so they don't collapse," Irfanoglu said.

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