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First Announcement And Call For Abstracts: 
ATC-17-2 Seminar on Response Modification Technologies for Performance-Based Seismic Engineering

The Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), State University of New York at Buffalo, are pleased to announce the ATC-17-2 Seminar on Response Modification Technologies for Performance-Based Design, the third in a series of seminars first held in San Francisco in 1986.

The seminar will focus on seismic isolation, energy dissipation, active and semi-active control systems, and the use of new materials in structural response modification. It will be held May 30-31, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles.


Seminar Purpose

The purpose of the 2-day seminar is to present a comprehensive picture of the state of practice and current research on response modification technologies for performance-based seismic design, including future directions. The seminar program has been developed for design professionals, regulators, researchers, manufacturers and contractors, owners, and facility managers. The program will include papers on planned and completed applications, including new structures as well as rehabilitated existing structures such as corporate facilities, hospitals, data centers, emergency operation centers, large bridges, and other structures.


Themes and Topics


Submit an abstract

The Seminar Steering Committee is seeking papers pertaining to the above themes and topics. Verbal presentations are planned but the Steering Committee is also considering the possible inclusion of poster papers. Persons wishing to present a paper at the seminar are requested to submit an abstract of their paper to ATC on or before January 15, 2002.

Abstracts should be:

Please indicate in the upper right corner of the abstract the format of presentation preferred (verbal or poster).

Abstracts should be submitted to:

ATC-17-2 Project
Applied Technology Council
555 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 550
Redwood City, CA 94065
Fax: 650/593-2320

Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by February 15, 2002.

Written versions of papers presented at the seminar, not to exceed 12 pages in length including all figures and tables, will be due April 30, 2002, in order to permit the publishing of the Seminar Proceedings on the opening day of the seminar.

An exhibition space is planned and exhibits are encouraged. Field trips are also planned.


For More Information

More information about this seminar is located on the Applied Technology Council's web site at

Also, here is an Abode Acrobat .pdf version of the seminar brochure. The brochure includes information on the technical program, as well as information of registering for the seminar, making hotel reservations and obtaining vendor display space.


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