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MCEER Strategic Partnerships Network Welcomes Six New Partners

MCEER welcomes six new members to its Strategic Partnerships Network. They are Arup, Degenkolb Engineers, and KPFF Consulting Engineers, who have subscribed to membership as Premier Partners, and Bridgestone Corporation, SHA Coffman Engineers, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill, who join at the Partner level.

Arup, Degenkolb, KPFF, and SHA Coffman are engineering firms. Skidmore Owings & Merrill is an architectural engineering firm. Bridge- stone is a manufacturer of seismic isolation bearings.

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 members. Additional information on MCEER's Strategic Partnerships Network, and links to all member web sites can be found at http://mceer.buffalo.edu/partnerships .

The Strategic Partnerships Network features three levels of membership: Flagship Partner, Premier Partner, and Partner, each with its own array of Network benefits. Annual membership fees are: $10,000 for Flagship Partners; $3,500 for Premier Partners; and $1,000 for Partners. The Network encourages interaction between industry colleagues and MCEER researchers. It offers preferred enrollment in MCEER continuing education courses, provides access to top students throughout MCEER's nationwide consortium of institutions, and provides opportunities for collaborative studies with center researchers, fellow members, and government agencies.

For more information on the MCEER Strategic Partnerships Network, contact Donald J. Goralski at MCEER, email: goralski@acsu.buffalo.edu, or visit the "Partnerships" section of our web site at http://mceer.buffalo.edu/partnerships .


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