"Involving Stakeholders...Igniting Innovation...Securing Resilience"


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Friday, February 25

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

Research Thrust Area 2:
Seismic Retrofit of Acute Care/Hospital Facilities

Session Chair: Manos Maragakis, University Nevada, Reno

Session Recorder : Gilberto Mosqueda, University at Buffalo

Opening Remarks

Manos Maragakis, Session Chair, University Nevada, Reno

Performance Based Design Within the ‘Black Box’ (pdf 1.6 kb)

Bill Gates, URS Corporation

Architects, Hospitals And Earthquakes: Some Issues… (pdf 242 kb)

Christopher Arnold, Building Systems Development, Inc.

Are Hospitals in California Costing Too Much to Build and Retrofit? (pdf 441 kb)

Marshall Lew, Mactec Engineering & Consulting

ATC 51 Projects on US-Italy Collaborative Recommendations for Seismic Safety of Hospitals (pdf 1.55 mb)

Joseph Maffei, Rutherford & Chekene

Designing for Energy rather than Strength (pdf 1.0 mb)

Simin Naaseh and Mason Walters, Forell/Elsesser Engineers

Importance of Acceleration Related Issues in the Selection of Structural Systems (pdf 130 kb)

Ronald Mayes, Simpson Gumpertz, & Heger Inc.

Why Use Viscous Dampers? (pdf 4.6 mb)

David A. Lee, Taylor Devices, Inc.

A Case Study of Historical Building Seismic Upgrade (pdf 2.1 mb)

Kit Miyamoto, Marr Shaffer & Miyamoto, Inc.


Involving Stakeholders...Igniting Innovation...Securing Resilience