Join us to protect the lives of all who inhabit school buildings. EERI’s new School Earthquake Safety Initiative (SESI) has been launched to leverage the Institute’s extensive expertise and reputation by conducting regionally appropriate actions to increase the seismic safety of school buildings. Read more
A 185-page EERI reconnaissance team report about the April 25, 2015 Nepal Earthquake is now available on the Nepal virtual clearinghouse. The report’s chapter topics include seismology and geotechnical issues; damage to lifelines, buildings, and Nepal’s cultural monuments; building code issues; emergency response and post-earthquake safety evaluations; seismic retrofitting; and social, psychological, and cultural factors. Read more
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.