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2008 Annual Meeting: Earthquake Engineering & Science Workshop

Organizers: Nicolas Luco and Paul Somerville (Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis Focus Group)
Date: September 7, 2008
Location: Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Palm Springs Resort

Description: This ½-day workshop, immediately preceding the SCEC Annual Meeting, offers engineers and scientists an opportunity to focus plans for future collaborative activities related to earthquake engineering and science. The question central to the workshop is: How should SCEC collaborate with the earthquake engineering community? Interested earthquake engineers and scientists are invited to provide recommendations for future research activities through discussions of 1) current collaborative activities supported by SCEC, and 2) relevant activities and needs of the earthquake engineering community. Representatives from the earthquake engineering community (e.g. ASCE 7, ATC, BSSC, CUREE, EERI, LATBSDC, MAE, MCEER, NEES, PEER) and SCEC scientists will provide brief summaries to stimulate discussions. The workshop proceedings and recommendations will be used to plan future SCEC research directions.


13:30-13:35 Workshop Introduction N. Luno
13:35-13:55 Brief Overview of SCEC Activities P. Somerville
13:55-14:55 Examples of Current Collaborations (20 minutes each)
  • Tall Buildings Initiative (Y. Bozorgnia / F. Naeim / J. Stewart; R. Graves)
  • ShakeOut (R. Graves; S. Krishnan)
  • OpenSHA and OpenRisk (N. Field; K. Porter)
14:55-15:10 Break  
15:10-17:10 Activities and Needs of Engineering Organizations
(≤10 minutes each, plus time for discussion)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers 7 and Building Seismic Safety Council (R. Hamburger)
  • Applied Technology Council (J. Heintz)
  • Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (T. Hutchinson)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (T. Anagnos)
  • Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council (F. Naeim)
  • Mid-America Earthquake Center (A. Elnashai)
  • Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (S. McCabe)
  • Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (Y. Bozorgnia)
17:10-17:30 Workshop Summary and Closing Remarks from Participants N. Luco, P. Somerville