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Special Events

Ice Breaker & Early Bird Reception  |  Practioner's Day

Ice Breaker & Early Bird Reception

The museum's constitution wallOn the evening of Thursday, February 24, MCEER will host an Icebreaker & Early-Bird Reception from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the California State History Museum, located at 1020 O Street (11th and O Streets) in Sacramento. If departing from the Sacramento Marriott, Rancho Cordova, take the Sacramento Regional Transit Light Rail from Sunrise Station (across from the hotel) to Archives Plaza Station (Downtown Sacramento). Click here for a map. All Practitioners Day registrants are invited to join MCEER Industry Partners, Students and Researchers in engaging conversation in this unique setting--the picture at right is of the museum's Constitution Wall . For more information, visit the museum's website at http://www.goldenstatemuseum.org/.

photo of group sessionPractioners Day Forum

Meeting Today's Earthquake Engineering and Emergency Response Challenges

Today’s architects, engineers, planners, owners, emergency managers, policy makers, and public officials face a multitude of challenges in striving to secure the safety and strength of electrical power and water utilities, hospitals and emergency response systems … before the next damaging earthquake strikes. At the same time, researchers at the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) are working to develop new tools and technologies to help practitioners meet these challenges.

On Friday, February 25, MCEER researchers will gather in Northern California to engage practitioner stakeholders and enlist their opinions, toward the goal of improving community resilience when disaster strikes. You are invited to join them in Sacramento for this day of dialogue.


Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
Practitioners Day Forum

February 25, 2005
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
Sacramento, California

Practitioners Day Program at a Glance

“PRACTITIONERS DAY” (Open to the Public)

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Registration, Student Posters and Industry Partners Exhibits

8:00-9:45 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:45 am

Committee & Coordination Meetings

9:30-9:45 am

Thrust Area Breakout Session Chairs and Recorders Briefing

10:00-10:10 am

Welcoming Remarks

Michel Bruneau

MCEER Director


10:10-10:30 am

Overview: MCEER Education Activities

S. Thevanayagam

MCEER Director for Education

10:30-10:45 am

Overview: Overarching Center-Wide Activities

Michel Bruneau

10:45-11:15 am

Overview: Research Activities in Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Lifeline Networks

Masanobu Shinozuka

Tom O’Rourke

Leaders, MCEER Research Thrust I

11:15-11:45 am

Overview: Research Activities in Seismic Retrofit of Acute Care Facilities

Andre Filiatrault

MCEER Deputy Director

Leader, MCEER Research Thrust II

11:45-12:15 pm

Overview: Research Activities in Earthquake Response and Recovery

Kathleen Tierney

Leader, MCEER Research Thrust III

12:15-1:30 pm

Annual Meeting Luncheon

Speaker: TBD

1:30-3:30 pm

Thrust Area Breakout Sessions: “Challenging Research/Implementation Issues”

Designated Chairs & Recorders

Brief presentations (10 minutes) by "Practitioner” guests in each Thrust Area. Presentations to be followed by discussion.

3:30-3:45 pm


3:45-5:30 pm

Practitioners Day Plenary Session

Gary Hart, IAB Chair

5:30-6:00 pm


6:00-7:00 pm

Reception, Student Posters and Industry Partners Exhibits

7:00-9:00 pm

MCEER Annual Meeting Banquet

Ron Eguchi

ImageCat Inc.

“MCEER Remote Sensing Research following the December 26, 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunamis.”


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