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ABS Consulting IncABS Consulting Inc. is a leading independent global provider of risk management services that combine industry expertise, risk modeling, practical engineering and technology based solutions. ABS Consulting is focused on the evaluation of severe loads to various structures and related hazards and investigates severe load situations including earthquake loads, pressures from extreme winds, blast generated debris/missile impacts, or wind-borne missile collisions. Structural engineering and seismic retrofit for buildings for risk mitigation are complemented by our experience in identifying risk and quantifying losses in the event of an earthquake, wind storm (hurricane, tornado or typhoon), hail, ice storms, flooding or fire. In addition to natural hazards, ABS Consulting has expertise in the assessment and mitigation of risks from man-made hazards, including the evaluation of collisions and explosion hazards to personnel and the response of buildings, structures and equipment to blast load conditions. The evaluations often involve both computer modeling and physical modeling of non-linear structural systems under unusual transient load conditions. Through a comprehensive and integrated risk management approach, ABS Consulting is committed to assist its clients in managing their operational, security, and catastrophic risks to minimize business interruption of their operations.
AIR Worldwide CorpFounded in 1987, AIR Worldwide Corp is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in more than 50 countries. More than 400 insurance, reinsurance, financial, corporate and government clients rely on AIR software and services for catastrophe risk management, insurance-linked securities, site-specific wind and seismic engineering analyses, and property replacement cost valuation. AIR is a member of the ISO family of companies and is headquartered in Boston with additional offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.
Applied Technology CouncilThe Applied Technology Council (ATC) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation established in 1973 through the efforts of the Structural Engineers Association of California. ATC's mission is to develop and promote state-of-the-art, user-friendly engineering resources and applications for use in mitigating the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment. ATC also identifies and encourages needed research and develops consensus opinions on structural engineering issues in a nonproprietary format. ATC thereby fulfills a unique role in funded information transfer.
ArupArup is a global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants providing a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world. Our firm has over 10,000 staff working in more than 90 offices in 37 countries. Our innovative and fully-integrated approach brings our full complement of skills and knowledge to bear on any given design problem. We exert a significant influence on the built environment and are the creative force behind many of the world's most innovative and sustainable designs.
COSMOSCOSMOS is a global focal point of international leadership, interaction, and cooperation for the acquisition, processing, dissemination, and application of the earthquake strong-motion data.
Dynamic Isolation Systems IncDynamic Isolation Systems Inc. is a leader in seismic isolation and has provided isolators for over 210 buildings and bridges around the world. Notable projects include the Asian Art Museum, Utah State Capitol, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Xindian Hospital in Taiwan, San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge and 75 Buildings in Japan.
Earthquake Protection Systems IncEarthquake Protection Systems Inc. manufactures Friction Pendulum seismic isolation bearings used worldwide for protection of buildings, bridges and industrial facilities from damage from earthquake shaking.
EQ Restraint Technologies, Inc.EQ Restraint Technologies is a leader in generic seismic restraint concept whose principal has over fifteen years experience in this highly specialized field. We make one seismic restraint systems that work for all nonstructural components. EQ Restaint Technologies' clients consist of Hospitals and Health Authorities.
Forell/Elsesser Engineers IncForell/Elsesser Engineers Inc. is an award winning structural and earthquake engineering firm established in San Francisco since 1960. The firm is well known for leadership in applications of new technologies and engineering innovation, and is renown for the quality of its engineering and for a portfolio of high profile corporate, public and institutional projects. F/E is very proud to be a contributing member of the earthquake engineering community and adding to the safety and security of our built environment.
GeoSIG LtdGeoSIG provides earthquake, seismic, structural, dynamic and static monitoring and measuring solutions. GeoSIG is a world leader in design and manufacture of a diverse range of high quality, precision instruments for vibration and earthquake monitoring. GeoSIG instruments are at work today in more than 100 countries around the world. More than 300 major installations in Dams, Nuclear Power Plants and major structures on every continent are a testimony to our global presence and our ability to provide solutions to cater for demanding applications.
Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLPGilsanz Murray Steficek provides structural engineering and building envelope consulting for a diverse range of construction and restoration projects. These include tall office and residential towers, theaters, housing, educational buildings, sports facilities, sculptures, landmarks and special structures. Our firm’s leaders involve themselves in professional activities and publish technical papers relevant to structural design. They are dedicated to building their future reputation on the firm’s exceptional service to clients and their projects – big and small. Our clients include architects, public and non-public institutions, building owners, developers, contractors, building managers, corporations, artists and engineers in other trades. Professional competence and client service have been our highest priorities since our founding in 1991. Our staff has experience with innovative use of materials, composite construction, and construction technology. We listen attentively to engineer creative design solutions. We provide design input regarding constructability and cost information, so our clients have a full understanding of each project, whether simple or complex.
Golder AssociatesGolder Associates has investigated earthquake hazards and provided earthquake engineering solutions for more than 50 years. We provide site-specific seismic hazard assessments and geotechnical earthquake engineering for projects located throughout the world. Based on our earthquake hazard and engineering advice, project owners have successfully licensed and built dams, power plants, bridges, nuclear energy and waste facilities, liquefied natural gas plants, pipelines, and hazardous waste facilities. Golder professionals provide seismic and geologic hazard services through all the stages of major development projects. Golder’s seismic hazard and engineering recommendations assist in a project’s environmental impact assessment, prefeasibility, feasibility, design, and construction stages.
Haselton Baker Risk GroupThe Seismic Performance Prediction Program (SP3), created by the Haselton Baker Risk Group, brings the next generation of seismic loss assessment to the engineering world. Placing the advanced FEMA P-58 methodology into the hands of engineers, SP3 enables quick and unprecedented understanding of the relationship between building-specific features and seismic risk. With our user-friendly interface and advanced numerical methods, you can obtain in-depth probabilistic seismic loss results in minutes, enabling efficient and effective decision-making.
ImageCat IncImageCat Inc. is an international risk management company, whose mission is to support the global risk and disaster management needs of today, using the technologies of tomorrow. ImageCat is highly regarded for cutting-edge products, consultancy services, and R&D activities targeting decision support needs at all phases of the disaster management.
ITT Enidine IncITT Enidine is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered critical components, providing custom seismic isolation products for unique infrastructure applications worldwide. From bridges, to oil rigs, to nuclear power plants, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions. ITT continues to partner with Engineers Without Borders, which helps fund infrastructure projects abroad.
KleinfelderKleinfelder is an employee-owned science, engineering and design consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world’s complex infrastructure and natural resources challenges. Established in 1961, the firm has grown to over 2,000 employees serving our global clients from nearly 60 offices nationwide. Kleinfelder has a record of excellence that reflects the pride and commitment of its employee owners. Kleinfelder is a leading provider of seismic hazards and earthquake engineering services, employing specialists with the expertise, knowledge and resources to handle the most demanding and challenging jobs.
Lettis Consultants International IncLettis Consultants International, Inc. (LCI) is dedicated to providing our clients with solutions to technically challenging earth science problems. LCI personnel have extensive experience conducting large, logistically complex, multi-disciplinary studies for critical facilities such as nuclear power plants, dams, ports, bridges, pipelines and LNG terminals. Many of these investigations were performed under strict QA and regulatory oversight. Our personnel have provided domestic and international consulting services on a multitude of high-profile infrastructure projects. As appropriate, we utilize or deploy the most modern computing and analytical tools available, and provide map and data products in whatever forms our clients require. LCI professionals develop unique solutions of the highest technical quality to satisfy our clients’ needs in addressing site characterization and licensing issues.
Nabih Youssef & AssociatesNabih Youssef & Associates is an internationally recognized structural engineering firm providing specialized structural and earthquake engineering consulting for new and existing buildings. Our design practice is geared towards high profile architecturally intensive building projects, including commercial, institutional and public facilities.
Pacific Earthquake Engineering ResearchThe Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research and education center with headquarters at the University of California, Berkeley. Investigators from over 20 universities and several consulting companies conduct research in earthquake-related geohazard assessment, geotechnical and structural engineering, risk management, and public policy. The PEER mission is to develop, validate, and disseminate performance-based seismic design technologies for buildings and infrastructure to meet the diverse economic and safety needs of owners and society. PEER's research defines appropriate performance targets, and develops engineering tools and criteria that can be used by practicing professionals to achieve those targets. PEER actively disseminates its findings to earthquake professionals who are involved in the practice of earthquake engineering in addition to conducting education and outreach programs to reach students, policy makers, and others interested in earthquake issues. The Federal Government, the State of California and private industry provide funding for the Center.
QuanserQuanser was founded in 1989 responding to the need for desktop hardware platforms optimized for teaching and research in engineering education. Quanser is now the global leader in the design and manufacture of refined products, solutions and complete labs that have transformed the way educators teach the theory, application, and implementation of controls, robotics, and mechatronics. Over 2,500 universities and institutions rely on Quanser labs and solutions to help them attract, educate and graduate a new generation of engineering leaders – expanding their presence and reputation on the global academic scene.
Ringfeder Power Transmission Group With a long tradition of excellence in shock absorbing and keyless connection technologies, the Ringfeder Power Transmission Group is the market leader and your partner for performance of choice. As a group with global presence, our goal is to support you and your customers worldwide with quality products, superior technical know-how and quick delivery service.
Rutherford + ChekeneEstablished in 1960, Rutherford + Chekene is one of California's foremost engineering practices providing structural and geotechnical engineering. Rutherford + Chekene's staff of 85 provides multidisciplinary services that are of particular value to clients requiring cost-effective solutions to challenges involving the interface of the building with the site. As leaders in the field of earthquake resistant design for both new construction and existing structures, the principals and senior engineers of Rutherford + Chekene are involved in ongoing research on building materials characteristics and structural systems performance analysis. They serve on many of the country's most respected research councils focused on seismic design and building code development. R+C has recently implemented Revit 3D modeling on several of our projects. These include university facilities such as the Chico State Wildcat Activity Center and healthcare projects including the Sutter Sacramento Anderson Lucchetti Women's & Children's Hospital. The first use of engineer-mandated fly ash in concrete was by R+C for the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 1984. The R+C “green” approach today includes close coordination with other building systems to achieve LEED credits, the continued use of fly ash (now as high as 50% content), the use of recycled on-site material during construction, and specifications that reflect LEED goals and sustainable construction practices.
SAGE Engineers IncSAGE provides geotechnical, earthquake, geological, and structural engineering services focused on water resource related projects in seismically active areas. Over the last two decades, SAGE refined and united their engineering and geoscience disciplines to develop a true "geostructural" practice that includes rehabilitation design for dams and water resources. SAGE best utilizes their expertise designing for structures and facilities that interface with soil, rock, and water.
Shannon & Wilson IncFounded in 1954, Shannon & Wilson is a nationally recognized leader in geotechnical, earthquake, and environmental engineering, providing integrated services to private and public clients. We have successfully completed projects throughout the United States and internationally, and have played a key role in the design and construction of many challenging public and private projects. With over 270 professionals firm-wide, Shannon & Wilson serves the nation from our offices in Seattle and Richland, WA; Portland, OR; Sacramento and Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Saint Louis, MO; Jacksonville, FL; and Anchorage and Fairbanks, AK. Shannon & Wilson's seismic experts have long been at the forefront in using ground response modeling to support the design of more realistic foundation support systems. In addition to projects designed under current codes, we are experienced in specialized work for critical structures such as communications centers, nuclear facilities, dams, and hospitals. Our resources for analytical evaluations of ground response include state of the art computer programs, including an independent, extensively peer-reviewed Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA) model of the Pacific Northwest developed by our seismic specialists. The firm's seismic design services include fault investigations, seismic risk analyses, dynamic site response studies, soil/structure interaction analyses, and soil liquefaction studies. The firm's technical expertise is recognized as state-of-the-art by research awards and grants (e.g., USGS, NSF, FEMA) for recent and on-going seismic hazard studies.
Simpson Strong-TieFor over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. The company has led the industry in structural systems research, testing and innovation, and works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Simpson Strong-Tie opened a research laboratory in 2003 to better understand the effects of earthquakes, high winds, and other natural disasters on a building’s performance. The lab’s state-of-the art testing equipment can simulate the magnitude of seismic events like the 1989 Loma Prieta quake in California, which measured 6.9 on the Richter scale, This ongoing testing and research is being conducted with the sole purpose of improving building design and safety through enhanced product development.
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLPSkidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment. The firm's longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with more than 1,700 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award, in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi.
Taylor Devices IncTaylor Devices Inc. is the world leading manufacturer of Fluid Viscous Dampers, Lock-up Devices, Shock Transmission Units, Shock Absorbers, Cable Dampers and custom Tuned Mass Damping systems. These devices and systems can be used to protect building and bridge structures from the devastating vibrations caused by earthquakes, wind, hurricanes and other vibrational disturbances.
Trimble Navigation LtdTrimble's portfolio of market-leading advanced positioning solutions (GNSS), application software and state-of-the-art REF TEK seismic recorders/sensors provide integrated proven tools for geodetic, seismological, and meteorological scientific research and monitoring applications. Our robust technologies provide an unprecedented level of capability and reliability to improve safety decisions, ensure structural integrity, and future-proof your investment.
WeatherPredict Consulting IncWeatherPredict Consulting Inc. is a U.S. affiliate of RenaissanceRe. The firm focuses on modeling natural hazards and vulnerability. WeatherPredict's team of advanced scientists draws upon expertise in oceanography, meteorology, wind engineering, structural engineering, seismic risk, and aerodynamics. WeatherPredict's business includes providing intelligence on atmospheric and seismic perils to a range of entities with an interest in anticipating the occurrence and outcome of weather events.
Wiss Janney Elstner Associates IncWiss Janney Elstner Associates is a group of engineers, architects & materials scientists who primarily research why building systems fail. We have worked on more than 60,000 projects and have over 20 offices nationally. In 2006 we celebrated our 50th anniversary of providing innovative solutions for the built world.
Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.