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: mceer-REDARS@buffalo.edu.