Fourth UniQ-UB/MCEER Earthquake Engineering Seminar
August 1-23, 2011 | Port-au-Prince, Haiti
More than 215 Haitian engineers, architects and students attended the Fourth UniQ-UB/MCEER Earthquake Engineering Seminar. The month-long event, held August 1-23, 2011 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, featured nine programs on earthquake engineering and seismic design of buildings in Haiti. Three of the most well-attended programs, simplified seismic design, seismic design of steel buildings, and geotechnical earthquake engineering and seismic design of foundations, were offered for the first time during this seminar and drew over 100 participants to each session.
In addition to offering the new programs, a new classroom building on the Quisqueya University campus was put to use to host the seminars. The building’s design was based on a seismic design example presented at an earlier installment of the seminar series.