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Second Announcement

7th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering

Boston, Massachusetts, July 21-25, 2002

The Seventh US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (7NCEE): Urban Risk is coming up on July 21-25, 2002, in Boston, MA. Among the plenary sessions on the agenda is a session on the earthquake engineer's perspectives on the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster. Chaired by Leslie Robertson, engineer of record for the WTC, the session will consider what earthquake engineers can contribute to the understanding of structural vulnerability and damage.

Another session will discuss whether the earthquake engineering community should address other natural hazards and security instead of focusing only on earthquake hazard. Research needs and opportunities for earthquake engineering will be the topic of a session presented by the committee that was recently established to develop EERI's long-term research plan.

Research vision and implementation at the national research centers will be the focus of another plenary session, in which attendees will hear from the directors of the three earthquake engineering centers: Dan Abrams of the Middle America (MAE) Center; George Lee, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER); and Jack Moehle of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER). 

Click here for a complete agenda  and a list of conference papers

For updates on 7NCEE, including online registration and the preliminary program, consult the EERI Web site at  or contact:

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Oakland, CA 94612-1934
Telephone: 510-451-0905
Fax: 510-451-5411

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