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Past News Stories: 2008

MCEER Workshop Focuses on Improving Earthquake Response of Substation Equipment

MCEER, with sponsorship from the Bonneville Power Administration and the California Energy Commission, held a workshop entitled “Improving Earthquake Response of Substation Equipment,” October 24, 2008. Review


Members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Working Group IEEE 693, held their fall 2008 meeting on October 22-23. The group focused its attention on the IEEE 693 standard for “Recommended Practice for Seismic Design of Substations.” Review

Michel Bruneau bids “farewell” as MCEER Director, August 31

With MCEER’s future firmly entrenched in continued pursuit of engineering solutions for earthquakes as well as multiple hazards, Michel Bruneau “passed the torch” as center director on August 31. Read Michel's letter

Sixth National Seismic Conference on Bridges & Highways held in Charleston

The Sixth National Seismic Conference on Bridges & Highways was held July 27-30, 2008 in Charleston, South Carolina. Organized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and MCEER, University at Buffalo, under the theme “Seismic Technologies for Extreme Loads,” this sixth conference in a series focused on earthquake risk and included discussions on hurricanes, flooding, and other hazards. Conference Recap

Seminar: The 512 Wenchuan Earthquake of China

George C. Lee, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen, Professor of Engineering, presented a seminar titled The 512 Wenchuan Earthquake of China on June 16, 2008 at the University at Buffalo. He summarized preliminary observations gathered from the internet, media, and earthquake engineering colleagues and contacts in China, and suggested possible lessons learned for structural engineers. Download the presentation

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