August 2, 2001, Buffalo, NY ….. The Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) welcomes six new members to its Strategic
Partnerships Network. They are:
- Bridgestone Corporation
- Degenkolb Engineers
- KPFF Consulting Engineers
- SHA Coffman Engineers
- Skidmore Owings & Merrill.
Arup, Degenkolb, KPFF, and
SHA Coffman Engineers, are engineering firms. Skidmore Owings & Merrill
is an architectural engineering firm. Bridgestone is a
manufacturer of seismic isolation bearings.
MCEER's Strategic Partnerships Network is a network of business, industry and government partners, working with Center researchers to advance common
strategic goals. The program unites the entire technology "application chain" - manufacturers, consultants, and users of advancing technologies - in
an effort to collectively advance technology applications to reduce earthquake damage and losses.
Arup, Degenkolb, and KPFF, have subscribed to membership as Premier Partners. Bridgestone, SHA Coffman Engineers, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill, join at
the Partner level.
They join existing members Enidine, Inc. and Taylor Devices, Inc. (Flagship Partners); Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc. and Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
(Premier Partners); and Cannon Design, Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc., Imbsen & Associates, Inc., and Thornton-Tomasetti Group (Partners) as
Additional information on MCEER's Strategic Partnerships Network, and links to all member web sites can be found at
About MCEER's Strategic Partnerships Network
MCEER’s Strategic Partnerships Network links world-renowned researchers
with practitioners in business, industry, and government, to serve common goals.
The program seeks to unite the entire technology “application chain” –
researchers, manufacturers, consultants, software developers, and users of
advancing technologies – in an effort to collectively advance technology
It offers numerous member benefits including Specialty Interest Groups (SIGs) that focus on research, development and application of specific
- Site Remediation - to stabilize soils and foundations;
- Structural Control - to protect buildings and bridges from damaging vibrations;
- Advanced Systems Analysis/High-Performance Materials - to improve performance of lifelines;
- Condition Assessment - to better estimate real and potential earthquake losses; and
- Decision Support Systems - to enhance emergency response and post-earthquake recovery.
The Strategic Partnerships Network features three levels of membership: Flagship Partner, Premier Partner, and Partner, each with it's own array of Network
benefits. Annual membership fees are: $10,000 for Flagship Partners; $3,500 for Premier Partners; and $1,000 for Partners.
It encourages interaction with important industry colleagues and MCEER's "expert" researchers. It offers preferred enrollment in MCEER continuing
education courses. It provides access to top students throughout MCEER's nationwide consortium of institutions. And it provides opportunities for collaborative
studies with center researchers, fellow members, and government agencies.
For information on the MCEER Strategic Partnerships Network,
contact Donald J. Goralski at:
Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
University at Buffalo
133A Ketter Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260
or visit the “Partnerships” section on the MCEER Web site at http://mceer.buffalo.edu/partnerships/default.asp.