Register for 10NCEE: 2014 EERI Annual Meeting Activities, Sponsors, and Exhibitors

Register now for the Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE) in Anchorage, Alaska, July 21–25, 2014. Information about Travel and Lodging, Pre-Conference Events, and Thursday Evening at the Alaska Native Heritage Center is available at The following is the latest information about Papers, the 2014 EERI Annual Meeting Activities, New Sponsors, and Exhibitors:

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Final revised papers will be due March 17, 2104. Final submission of the paper must be accompanied by payment of the full conference registration fee for the presenting author. For details, visit:

2014 EERI Annual Meeting Activities

EERI (logo)EERI’s 66th Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Annual Meeting events and awards are included as part of the 10NCEE program:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Tuesday Lunch will honor: the 2014 Housner Medalist Masayoshi Nakashima (M. EERI, 1988), Kyoto University; the 2014 Alquist Medalist Laurence Kornfield (M. EERI, 1999), City & County of San Francisco; and David Wald (M. EERI, 1988), U.S. Geological Survey, who will deliver the 2014 EERI Distinguished Lecture.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Wednesday Lunch will pay tribute to EERI Honorary Members William A. Anderson (M. EERI, 2001) and Bill Iwan (M. EERI, 1989), California Institute of Technology. The Lunch event will also include EERI’s Business Meeting where attendees will learn about the Institute’s programs, members, and accomplishments, as well as finances. EERI President Ian Buckle (M. EERI, 1989) and Secretary/Treasurer Janiele Maffei (M. EERI, 2011) will present on the State of the Institute.

Wednesday–Thursday, July 23–24, 2014
Wednesday and Thursday will feature EERI’s 2014 and 11th Annual Undergraduate Student Seismic Design Competition (SDC) at 10NCEE. Teams from thirty-eight universities pre-registered for the SDC, including international competitors from as far away as Vietnam, India, and Romania. Wednesday is presentation day when each team presents their model to a panel and is judged on the structural system concept, the analysis method, the clarity and organization of the presentation, and their communication skills. Thursday is dedicated to shake table testing of the complex tall building models made from balsa wood and weighing no more than 7 pounds. Learn more about the competition at

Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday’s Closing Plenary will honor the Outstanding Spectra Paper by EERI members Abbie B. Liel (M. EERI, 2009), University of Colorado, and Gregory G. Deierlein (M. EERI, 1989), Stanford University. We will also honor the 2014 Shah Prize Awardee Curt Haselton (M. EERI, 2014), California State University, Chico. The plenary will also recognize the Outstanding Student Papers by Virginia Tech graduate student Brett Maurer and Virginia Tech undergraduate student Mark Tilashalski. In addition, the EERI Student Leadership Council (SLC) will announce the winners of the 2014 Seismic Design Competition and honor university teams for innovation, communication, and spirit.

More Information
For details about the 2014 Annual Meeting Activities at 10NCEE, visit the 10NCEE website at

New Sponsors

Lettis Consultants International, Inc.Lettis Consultants International, Inc. (Lettis) is a new Bronze Sponsor of 10NCEE. Lettis is an earth science company formed in 2011 by a group of the industry’s leading geologists, seismologists and engineers specializing in engineering geology, and seismic and natural hazard investigations. Lettis professionals bring the methods, technical expertise and focus on quality developed from decades of consulting experience to meet client objectives.

For more information, visit the Lettis website at external link icon.

R&M ConsultantsR&M Consultants (R&M) is a new Friend of 10NCEE. R&M is an established, employee-owned multi-discipline Alaskan professional services firm. Since 1969, R&M has participated in some of Alaska’s most significant and technically challenging infrastructure projects. R&M’s Materials Engineering Laboratory is a leading provider of materials testing services throughout Alaska. The firm serves a variety of clients in the public and private sectors.

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The following companies and organizations will be exhibiting at 10NCEE in Anchorage:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (Major Financial Sponsor)
Computers and Structures, Inc. (Diamond Sponsor)
State of Alaska, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (Gold Sponsor)
Golder Associates (Silver Sponsor)
Hayward Baker, Inc. (Silver Sponsor)
Kinemetrics Open Systems and Services (Silver Sponsor)
MTS Systems Corporation (Silver Sponsor)
Shannon & Wilson, Inc. (Silver Sponsor)
Applied Technology Council (Bronze Sponsor)
GEI Consultants, Inc. (Bronze Sponsor)
Base Isolation of Alaska
City & County of San Francisco, ESIP
Core Brace, LLC
Consortium of Organizations for Strong Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS)
Dynamic Isolation Systems (DIS)
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
ETC Building & Design, Inc.
Gilsanz Murray Steficek
ITT Enidine
Lettis Consultants International, Inc.
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)
R.J. Watson, Inc.
REF TEK, a division of Trimble
Skyline Steel
Taylor Devices, Inc.
University of Alaska, Anchorage
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

For the most up-to-date information about 10NCEE Exhibitors, visit the webpage at