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MCEER Bulletin, Volume 21, Number 3, Fall 2007

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Volume 21, Number 3, Fall 2007

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Sixth National Seismic Conference to be held in Charleston, South Carolina

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The Sixth National Seismic Conference on Bridges & Highways will be held July 27-30, 2008 in Charleston, South Carolina. Organized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and MCEER, University at Buffalo, under the theme “Seismic Technologies for Extreme Loads,” this conference will focus on earthquake risk and include discussions on hurricanes, flooding, and other hazards.

The program will feature over 75 technical presentations and keynote speakers from around the world. There will be two “best paper” and one “best poster” awards presented. The conference will include a student design competition, a poster session, an awards luncheon, and an optional boat tour of Charleston harbor and the recently completed Arthur Ravenel Jr. (Cooper River) Bridge. Papers and posters will be published on a Proceedings CD.

A workshop on recent changes adopted by the AASHTO subcommittee on Bridges and Structures will be held in conjunction with the conference.

For details, visit MCEER's 6NSC Conference page .