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Research Collaborators

These are additional business, industry and government supporters of research projects within MCEER's research thrusts. They support those research endeavors within MCEER’s program that are vital to their own strategic interests

Organization Program Type of Involvement
ACIPCO Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and joint specimens for testing.
ACIPCO Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and joint specimens for testing.
American Society of Civil Engineers Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines 5th US Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
American Water Works Association Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information.
An-Core Industrial Plastics,Inc. Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Company will build a composite wall for the experimental phase of the research.
Birdair Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Provision of free technical expertise and material to investigate the adequacy of PTFE as a potential material to limit the drift of steel frames having semi-rigid connections (such as found in eastern North America hospitals).
Bridgestone Corporation Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Contributions of cash and sliding/rubber bearing base isolation system for first-ever shake table tests of large-scale model of electrical power transformer.
Brooklyn Union Brooklyn Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Gas industry collaboration and support of research on internal FRC linings to rehabilitate cast iron and steel pipelines.
Building Seismic Safety Council Code Development
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Program 3: Optimal Response and Recovery Participating in pilot projects related to the use of advanced and emerging technologies for post-earthquake damage assessment.
Charles Kircher and Associates Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Coordinated effort for the development of analysis/design procedures for structures with energy dissipation devices. Effort culminated with the development of procedures that are in the process of being included in the NEHRP 2000 Provisions.
City of Los Angeles Program 3: Optimal Response and Recovery Participating in pilot projects related to the use of advanced and emerging technologies for post-earthquake damage assessment.
Clock Spring Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Company support in developing fiber reinforced composite (FRC) wrap for retrofitting pipeline, technology exchange, and supply of information.
Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Gas industry collaboration and support of research on internal FRC linings to rehabilitate cast iron and steel pipelines.
DIANA/ TNO Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals An industry-co-funded effort to develop a methodology for the computation of fragility curves using DIANA as a damage simulator. Access to Diana through the Computational Network is developed in Program 4.
DoE – Savannah River Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Shared laboratory test data. Data are being used to verify pore pressure generation model.
Ductile Iron Pipe Research Assoc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information.
Ductile Iron Pipe Research Assoc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information.
DuPont Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Donated materials and technical expertise for bench-scale testing of chemical stabilizers with long set times.
Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Miki, Japan Program 3: Optimal Response and Recovery Exchanging remotely sensed data on the 1994 Northridge and 1995 Kobe earthquakes.
Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Technology transfer collaboration.
East Bay Municipal Utility District Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided background information.
East Bay Municipal Utility District Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information.
East Bay Municipal Utility District Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Technical advice, oversight, and in-house services to validate FRC technology and field installations.
EBAA IRON CO. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and material testing.
EBAA IRON CO. (Megalug). Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and joint specimens for testing.
Enidine, Inc. Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals A Partnership Project funded by ONR through DARPA (Technology Reinvestment Program) on the development of a semi-active structural control technology for seismic and naval applications. Meetings were held at least once a month (some are technical and some are management). Enidine, Inc. is the lead organization of the consortium.
Envirowood Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Provision of free material samples to determine seismic-worthy properties of  plastic lumber.
EPS, Inc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Company support of research and high capacity bearing for fabrication of specialized experimental testing device.
Federal Emergency Management Agency New York City Area Consortium for Earthquake Loss Mitigation (NYCEM) project.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Support for MCEER Information Service.
Ford Meter Box Co Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and material for testing.
Ford Meter Box Co. (Uni-Flange) Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and joint specimens for testing.
Fyfe Company Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Company support in developing fiber reinforced composite (FRC) wrap for retrofitting pipeline, technology exchange, and supply of information.
GPU - Energy (Metro Area - NJ/NY/PA/CT) Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Identify key components in a substation, Quantify performance criteria, End user.
Hokkai Gakuen University Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals A researcher sent and fully supported by Hokkai Gakuen University, Japan to work on MCEER’s hospital project.
Insituform Technologies, Inc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Company support of research on internal FRC linings to rehabilitate cast iron and steel pipelines.
Intermap Technologies Ltd. Program 3: Optimal Response and Recovery Collaboration with MCEER industry partner to explore the use of synthetic aperture radar technology for creating regional building inventories.
Intermountain Piping Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and joint specimens for testing.
Intermountain Piping Co. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and joint specimens for testing.
Kistler Instrument Corporation Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Provide technical support for new product development.
Los Alamos National Labs Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Shows an interest in the impedance based health monitoring method using smart materials developed under task 2.2.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines User of new technology.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Providing the inventory data and configuration information of its power system and some statistics of the damage sustained by the system from past earthquakes.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Technical and operational information provided to develop a methodology for the estimation of seismic performance of LADWP’s water and power systems.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Industry support of GIS development for water supply network characterization and fabrication and shipping of full-scale trunk line specimens for laboratory testing.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided background information and joint specimens for testing.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Discussed prospects of using models developed under previous MCEER sponsorship to support LADWP positions before California Public Service Commission Hearings.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and specimens for testing.
Master Builders Technologies Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Donated materials and technical expertise for bench-scale testing of cement-based stabilizers with long set times.
Master Builders, Inc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Company support in developing fiber reinforced composite (FRC) wrap for retrofitting pipeline, technology exchange, and supply of information.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Technical and operational information provided to develop a methodology for the estimation of seismic performance of MLGW’s water and power systems.
Miller Pipeline Corp. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Company support of research on internal FRC linings to rehabilitate cast iron and steel pipelines.
Musashi Institute of Technology Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals A researcher sent and fully supported by Musashi Institute of Technology, Japan to work on MCEER’s fragility curve projects.
National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Experimental research collaboration.
National Institute of Building Sciences Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Served as a consultant to EQE on critical review of HAZUS Expert System for Loss Estimation and on Boston Case Study.
Naval Surface Warfare Center at Caderock Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals A Partnership Project funded by ONR through DARPA (Technology Reinvestment Program) on the development of a semi-active structural control technology for seismic and naval applications. Meetings were held at least once a month (some are technical and some are management). Enidine, Inc. is the lead organization of the consortium.
New York Gas Group Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Gas industry collaboration and support of research on internal FRC linings to rehabilitate cast iron and steel pipelines.
Olive View Hospital Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Discussion of post-earthquake emergency response measures and associated information processing requirements.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided background information.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information
PEER Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Coordinated effort for the development of analysis/design procedures for structures with energy dissipation devices. Effort culminated with the development of procedures that are in the process of being included in the NEHRP 2000 Provisions.
The PQ Corporation Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Donated silicate material and hardeners. Shared literature on chemistry of their grouting material.
Qingdao University Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals A researcher sent and partially supported by Qingdao University, China to work on MCEER’s lifeline project.
Raytheon Corporation Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals The impedance based health monitoring method using smart materials developed under task 2.2 has been successfully examined by the company. They are considering the use of this approach for examining 747 aircraft while in service.
Sierra Pacific Power Co. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided background information.
Sierra Pacific Power Co. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information.
Space Imaging Program 3: Optimal Response and Recovery Use of SAR data for damage detection studies.
Structural Preservation Systems, Inc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Company support in developing fiber reinforced composite (FRC) wrap for retrofitting pipeline, technology exchange, and supply of information.
Taisei Corporation Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals A researcher sent and partially supported by Taisei Corporation of Japan to work on MCEER’s lifeline and fragility curve projects.
Taiwan Power Company Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals TaiPower is an industrial partner of MCEER-NCREE joint research involving shaking table tests for bushing-transformer systems.
Taylor Devices, Inc. Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Industrial support (in hardware, cash and engineering effort) for the development of configurations of energy dissipation systems.
Taylor Devices, Inc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Contribution of the use of its 1500 kip load testing device.
Technical University of Bratislava, Slovakia Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Proposal-writing effort to obtain supplemental funding from NSF for research in the mitigation and diagnostics of earthquake-induced damage in critical facilities.
Tonji Univ. Beijing China Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Invited lecture of research projects.
UNESP, Brazil Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals CIMSS is hosting a Visiting Scholar, Prof. Dr. Vicente Lopes, Jr., for the 2-year period beginning August 25, 1998. Dr. Lopes is working on collaborative research on damage identification and fault detection using neural networks.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Shared laboratory test data. Data are being used to verify pore pressure generation model.
United States Environmental Protection Agency Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Serving as Co-Investigator and Co-Chair of Human Dimensions Sub-Group on Mid-Atlantic Regional Assessment of Climate Change Impacts, with emphasis on hazard (short term climate variability) impacts.
U.S. Pipe Co., Inc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and joint specimens for testing.
U.S. Pipe Co., Inc. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and joint specimens for testing.
University of California, Irvine Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines In-kind support including designing, manufacturing, shipping, and testing of base isolation devices.
University of Tokyo Program 3: Optimal Response and Recovery Exchanging remotely sensed data on the 1994 Northridge and 1995 Kobe earthquakes.
University of Washington Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Policy Design for Earthquake Hazard Mitigation: Lessons from Energy Conservation, Radon Reduction and Termite Control.
USC – FEMA Hospital Project Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Met with MCEER Principal Investigator’s working on engineering and societal aspects of hospital rehabilitation to formulate information exchange.
USC/FEMA Hospital Project Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Development of a comprehensive nonstructural damage database and development of fragility information for equipment in hospitals.
USC/FEMA Hospital Project Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Development of a comprehensive nonstructural damage database and development of fragility information for equipment in hospitals.
Weidlinger Associates Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Work with Dr. M. Ettouney as an industry partner on research task (structural analysis procedures for the hospital project).
Western Nevada Supply Co. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and joint specimens for testing.
Western Nevada Supply Co. Program 1: Rehabilitation of Lifelines Provided technical information and specimens for testing.
Zetas Earth Technology, Istanbul, Turkey Program 2: Rehabilitation of Hospitals Joint participation in the geotechnical reconnaissance of the August 17, 1999 Kocaeli earthquake.