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MCEER Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2009

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Volume 23, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2009

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TCLEE Conference Focuses on Multiple Hazards

The 2009 TCLEE Conference, Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment, featured the contributions of many MCEER investigators, both past and present. MCEER Director Andre Filiatrault served on the conference Steering Committee, and former MCEER highway project investigator Stu Werner was the Conference Chair.

Professor Tom O’Rourke, Cornell University, delivered the opening plenary session address, “Lifeline Performance Under Extreme Events,” showcasing much of his MCEER-funded research on the impact of a wide variety of hazards on water distribution, electric power, oil and gas delivery, transportation and telecommunications systems. MCEER was a Bronze-level sponsor of the conference and hosted an exhibit, which was manned by Donald Goralski, MCEER Chief of Staff.

The conference was held June 28-July 1, 2009 in Oakland California.