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Halcrow engineer Ali Manafpour has just returned from the earthquake ravaged Iranian town of Bam following a visit as part of the Institution of Structural Engineers Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT). He will report on the lessons of the disaster at a special EEFIT meeting in London on 3 March. Manafpour's investigation centred on seismic and geological factors plus damage to structures. He also looked at the socioeconomic effects of the quake, which claimed 40,000 lives and left 100,000 people homeless.

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