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Participants Sought for REDARS Software User Workshop

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This spring, MCEER is releasing newly developed software called Risk from Earthquake Damage to Roadway Systems (REDARS 2.0). This software was developed over the past several years as part of MCEER’s Highway Project, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration. Stuart Werner, Seismic Systems & Engineering Consultants, is the lead project investigator.

REDARS was developed as a decision guidance tool for DOT’s to assist with seismic risk analysis, considering traffic disruptions and subsequent economic impacts. It serves as both a planning tool before an earthquake strikes and as an emergency response tool in the aftermath.

A hands-on workshop to familiarize users with how this software can be used is scheduled for March 15-16, 2006 in San Francisco. Participants will receive a copy of the newly released software and learn how to tailor it to the needs of their agency by importing data from existing databases. Class size is limited to 25. For more information, send an e-mail to:

Previous Bulletin articles on REDARS are in Volume 17, No. 1, Spring 2003; Volume 15 No. 2, Summer 2001
and Volume 9, No. 4, October 1995(pdf).
MCEER’s Research Progress and Accomplishments volumes also contain articles on REDARS progress:
See Werner et al., 2003-2004 (pdf) and 2001-2003 (pdf); Werner, 2000-2001(pdf), and Friedland et al.,1997-1999 (pdf)

The Bulletin is a free publication offering articles on Center research, cooperative ventures, reports from conferences, educational activities, upcoming events, and reviews of new MCEER publications Spring 2006

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