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Workshop Summary


A workshop on Mitigation of Earthquake Disaster by Advanced Technologies (MEDAT) was held, under the sponsorship of Multidisciplinary Center of Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), in Los Angeles at the Radisson Hotel Midtown, across from USC campus on March 2 (Thursday) and 3 (Friday), 2000. This workshop (Medat-1) consisted of all-plenary two day sessions and, was the first of a new series of MCEER sponsored workshops involving advanced technologies. It explored the state-of-the-art field applications of nondestructive inspection and health monitoring technology including remote sensing techniques for the purpose of mitigating urban earthquake disasters. It emphasized the innovative applications of the technology either actually implemented or having high potential of implementation in civil infrastructure systems. Two discussion sessions of generous duration provide a forum for critical review and exchange of ideas among all the participants for breakthrough applications of the technologies. Future MEDATs will address additional applications of these and other advanced technologies.



 

 
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