MCEER investigators delivered a one-day seminar, Hospital Research and Retrofit Seminar, to over 60 engineers and decision makers primarily from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) in Sacramento, California. Held on February 24 as part of the activities leading up to the 2005 MCEER Annual Meeting, the seminar provided a unique opportunity for 16 MCEER researchers to transfer new knowledge on socio-economic and public policy issues, and new technologies on structural and nonstructural engineering. Many of these new technologies have reached the implementation phase and hold promise for the future.
The seminar was held at the invitation of OSHPD, a vital partner in MCEER’s hospital research thrust area. It is the first of several major activities planned for years 8 to 10 of the current NSF-EERC program aimed at transferring the technology and know-how developed at MCEER in the last 10 years.