Hospital Room “Shaken” by Earthquake Following University at Buffalo Symposium
Symposium Reviews Building Code Changes; Earthquake Demonstrations Mark Launch of World’s Only Two-Tier Earthquake Simulator
Nearly 100 participants from 18 states, Canada and Mexico, gathered at the University at Buffalo (UB) for a one-day Symposium on Seismic Regulations and Challenges for Protecting Building Equipment, Components & Operations. These included building equipment and isolation/restraint manufacturers, engineers, healthcare facilities managers, faculty researchers, students, and other related practitioners. Following the symposium, participants observed two simulated earthquakes badly damage a fully-equipped hospital room, as University at Buffalo engineers demonstrated their newest earthquake simulation equipment, the world’s only Nonstructural Components Simulator (UB-NCS).
The event, which took place on October 12, 2007, was jointly sponsored by the University at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE), MCEER, UB’s Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL), and the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).
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Dedication and Demonstration Tests
Nonstructural Components Research and Resources at MCEER/UB
An overview of MCEER and other research on the topic, including the research team, technical reports, articles, past events and other information, such as handouts
Symposium on Seismic Regulations & Challenges... Attendees Survey
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