EERI manages, sponsors, coordinates and maintains a large variety of special projects pursuant to our mission of mitigating earthquake risk. Browse through project overviews below or use the custom search to locate content within EERI managed web properties.
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Accelerating and increasing learning from earthquake-induced disasters that affect the natural, built, social and political environments worldwide through field reconnaissance, data collection and archiving, and dissemination of lessons and opportunities for reducing earthquake losses and increasing community resilience
The Housner Fellows Program recognizes and equips promising and motivated young to mid-career professionals with the confidence, skills and sense of responsibility needed to exercise leadership by advocating and leading efforts to reduce earthquake risk throughout their careers in the work and volunteer settings of their choice. Resources include information on the Housner Fellows program, information about selected Housner Fellows, blog posts and reports from the Housner Fellows classes, and more.
The World Housing Encyclopedia (WHE) is a collection of resources related to housing construction practices in the seismically active areas of the world. The mission is to share experiences with different construction types and encourage the use of earthquake-resistant technologies worldwide. WHE resources include reports on over 150 housing construction types, tutorials and guidelines for different construction types, and more.
The Concrete Coalition is a network comprised of individuals, governments, institutions, and agencies with an interest in assessing and mitigating the risk associated with dangerous non-ductile concrete buildings.
The Mitigation Center is concerned with protecting the built environment: designing and constructing new buildings and systems to resist earthquake shaking, strengthening existing structures, or avoiding building in certain especially hazardous areas. A broad range of resources related to structures, lifelines, policy, and public education can be found in the mitigation center.
Earthquake scenarios are a planning tool that aids the understanding of earthquakes. Providing opportunities to examine alternative futures and stimulate creative thinking about the need for new policies and programs, scenarios incorporate the latest scientific, engineering and societal knowledge about a region’s seismic hazard, local soil characteristics, building types, lifelines, and population characteristics. Earthquake Scenario resources include information on developing scenarios as well as published results of scenarios published by EERI.
The Confined Masonry Network is a group of global experts in design and construction of Confined Masonry with backgrounds in architecture, engineering and education dedicated to promoting safe and economical housing worldwide by bringing quality confined masonry into the design and construction mainstream. Confined Masonry resources include information about the construction type, guidelines for better construction, as well as information about how confined masonry is being used around the world.