WECDRR2016

AEES Annual Conference

Strengthening Our Cities SEAOSC Summit

COSMOS Technical Session

1st International Conference on Infrastructure Resilience

DFI Augered Cast-In-Place & Drilled Displacement Piles Seminar

10th Nuclear Plants Current Issues Symposium

The 10th Nuclear Plants Current Issues Symposium: Assuring Safety against Natural Hazards through Innovation & Cost Control (NPCIS 10) will be held, December 11-14, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. EERI is a cosponsoring organization.

The Symposium will present the latest advances and actions taken toward assuring safety against natural hazards including floods, high winds and seismic events, and the lessons learned in the process. The hazards also include floods and fires at the plants that may be caused by seismic events, which will also be discussed. The impetus for these actions came from the recommendations made by the NRC’s Near-Term Task Force (NTTF) in the aftermath of the Fukushima event in consultation with the industry.

2nd San Diego Workshop on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) San Diego Chapter, the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Extension, and the Geo-Institute San Diego Chapter are organizing the 2nd Workshop on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering with the topic “Dealing with the Consequences of Liquefaction” on Wednesday-Thursday, March 29-30, 2017 at UCSD. The first workshop in 2014 was a success with almost 300 attendees: https://sandiego.eeri.org/?p=203

The second workshop will honor the lifetime achievements and contributions of Professor Kenji Ishihara to the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering. The afternoon session of the second day of the workshop (Thursday, March 30, 2017) will be entirely devoted to honor Professor Ishihara and the session will be hosted by Professor I.M. Idriss. Distinguished speakers from the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Europe and South America will share their experiences with liquefaction mitigation, recent major earthquakes, and highlight the contributions of Professor Kenji Ishihara. Final program and website for the workshop is being prepared and a one-day short course before the workshop on Tuesday, March 28 is also in the plans.

Please mark your calendars and save the dates.

If you have any question, feedback or wish to sponsor this event, please feel free to contact the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Jorge Meneses, at jmenesesl@gmail.com

New England Chapter Lecture: New Method for Estimating Vs30

Please join the EERI New England Chapter for a lecture by Alfredo Urzua. Dr. Urzua’s presentation will focus on his development and implications of a procedure for estimating Vs30 for use as an alternative to the method used in the ASTM standard. For certain velocity models, Dr. Urzua’s method may result in a different site classification when compared to the ASTM model.

Parking is available in the lot closest to the building. Following Dr. Urzua’s presentation, interested members are invited to attend a guided tour of the observatory.

Biography
Dr. Urzua is an adjunct professor in the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at Boston College and is the founder of Prototype Engineering, Inc. in Winchester, MA. He received his Ph.D. from MIT from the Department of Civil Engineering for his work on analyzing permanent displacement from cyclic loading of foundations. His interests include geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, reliability engineering, and groundwater flow.

EERI School Earthquake Safety Webinar

EERI will be hosting a free School Earthquake Safety Initiative Webinar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 1:30-3:00 PM PDT.

In this event, EERI’s School Earthquake Safety Initiative (SESI) committee will highlight its activities in school seismic safety screening in Alaska and Washington schools. Briefing content will include the various aspects of safety screening of school buildings, FEMA’s Rapid Visual Screening methodology and its implementation to do large scale school seismic evaluations, as well as advocacy for safe school buildings throughout the United States.

Topics discussed will include:

Thurston County School Seismic Safety Evaluations
by Cale Ash (M. EERI, 2002), Principal, Degenkolb Engineers.

Partnering to Perform Rapid Visual Screenings of Alaska’s Schools
by Laura Kelly, Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission.

Webinar Registration
Please register for the webinar using the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9051936559283453444

After registering, you will be sent a confirmation email with more information on how to join the webinar. There is no cost to attend. Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be available from EERI after the webinar for $30.

If you have any questions, please email EERI intern Shizza Fatima at shizza@eeri.org