Keynote Speakers and Topics

Thursday, December 10, 2015 (Performance of buildings in recent and future earthquakes):

  1. Ken Elwood (University of Auckland): Post-Earthquake Decisions for RC Buildings: Lessons from Canterbury and Emerging Challenges
  2. Lucy Jones (USGS, Pasadena): Resilience by Design in Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Mayor’s Plan to improve the seismic performance of buildings. The plan includes (1) mandatory and voluntary ordinances pertaining to retrofit of vulnerable soft-story wood-frame buildings and older concrete buildings, and (2) implementation of a seismic rating system for buildings

Friday, December 11, 2015 (Seismic evaluation of buildings):

  1. Curt Haselton (California State University at Chico): Can We Achieve Seismically Resilient Buildings (and Cities)?  A Look at Recent Industry Developments and How We May Leverage These Moving Forward
  2. William Holmes (structural engineer, Oakland): Simplified Seismic Evaluation of Older Concrete Frames for Collapse Potential

Saturday, December 12, 2015 (Reducing earthquake damage and losses through retrofit and other means):

  1. David Mar (Mar Associates, Berkeley, California): Innovative Seismic Retrofit Solutions with a Focus on New and Emerging Concepts (an Eye to the Future)
  2. Laurie Johnson (Planning/Research Consultant, San Rafael, California): Building a Foundation for Resilience at the Community Level