2015 Technical Seminar Series: Update on Vulnerable Concrete Buildings

2015 EERI Technical Seminar Series postcard (PDF)

2015 EERI Technical Seminar Series postcard (PDF)

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) invites practicing structural engineers and researchers, building and government officials, students, architects, and urban planners to the 2015 Technical Seminar Series, Update on Vulnerable Concrete Buildings: What You Need to Know and Where Should We Go from Here?

Numerous earthquakes around the world have demonstrated that concrete buildings constructed before the implementation of modern building code provisions are among the most vulnerable to serious damage and even collapse. This seminar will update the EERI community on the status of ongoing efforts to reduce the risk posed by these buildings and provide insight and appropriate actions to take. Sessions will cover:

  • Efforts to improve our ability to identify the most vulnerable buildings through laboratory and field research activities by EERI, NEES, ATC, and others.
  • Updates to the processes and documents used to evaluate the risks posed by these buildings; recent and upcoming code and guideline changes; retrofit designs, and retrofit techniques.
  • Ongoing community level efforts to reduce hazards through inventory development, public education, policy and legislation.
2015 EERI Technical Seminar Series Program and Description Flyer (PDF)

2015 EERI Technical Seminar Series Program and Description Flyer (PDF)

The seminar will conclude with interactive sessions between the presenters and seminar attendees to discuss the implications of these efforts and how the EERI community can continue to engage and impact the reduction of risk posed by this inventory of buildings.

Dates and Locations

Thursday, October 29: San Francisco, CA
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
www.sirfrancisdrake.com/
(415) 392-7755

Tuesday, November 3: Seattle, WA
Mayflower Park Hotel
405 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101
www.mayflowerpark.com/
(206) 623-8700

TBA (Spring 2016): Los Angeles, CA

Registration
Register online for the 2015 EERI Technical Seminar Series at https://eeri.org/cohost/registration/tech-seminar-2015 and read the technical seminar flyer (PDF).


Co-sponsors of the 2015 EERI Technical Seminar Series include:

American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch (ASCE MLAB) external link icon
EERI Regional Chapter of Northern California external link icon
EERI Regional Chapter of Southern California
EERI Regional Chapter of Washington State
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) external link icon
Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) external link icon
Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) external link icon