FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THIRD NATIONAL SEISMIC CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP
Conference will focus on the latest advancements in engineering and technology
BUFFALO, NY … More than 120 abstracts from throughout the United States and around the world, have been submitted for The Third National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways. The conference, scheduled for April 28 through May 1, 2002, in Portland, Oregon, is expected to attract worldwide participation from hundreds of bridge and highway engineers, design consultants, researchers, and federal, state and local transportation agency owners.
It will feature 50 to 60 formal presentations, and another 25 poster presentations. Session topics include:
The conference theme is "Advances in Engineering and Technology for the Seismic Safety of Bridges in the New Millennium." Presentations will focus on the latest advancements in earthquake design and retrofit, and on new and innovative technologies -- including the latest research and developments in earthquake engineering for bridges, highway systems, and components.
The conference will also include an International Forum comprising invited speakers from countries that have implemented advanced earthquake design and
mitigation technologies and techniques.
The conference will be held at the DoubleTree Columbia River Complex, Portland, Oregon. Lodging is $77 per night for conference participants.
Registration fee is $195 for local, state, and federal government employees, and $295 for all others. Registration includes: admission to all sessions, a copy of the proceedings, refreshment breaks, one luncheon, and one banquet. Registration for full-time students is $50. Tours & other activities are also planned. The conference exhibitor fee is $800 per 8 by 10-foot booth. Exhibit space will be assigned on a first come basis.
The program is sponsored by the
It is organized by the
Conference cosponsors include:
For more information or to be placed on a mailing list for registration and exhibitor information, contact:
Michael S. Higgins, P.E.,
visit the conference web site via the MCEER home page at http://mceer.buffalo.edu/meeting/3nsc/default.asp.