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Hazard Mitigation Strategy and Monitoring Technologies for Urban and Infrastructure Public Buildings:
Proceedings of the China-US Workshops

MCEER-06-0016
Editors and Project Coordinators:
Xiyuan Zhou, Ailing Zhang, George C. Lee and Mai Tong

February 21-22, 2003 and November 14-15, 2005
Beijing, China

The CD-ROM contains papers, photos and movies from two US-China special workshops on multi-hazard mitigation strategies for large public buildings and other infrastructure. Co-sponsored by NSF and the China National Natural Science Foundation and co-organized by Professors Lee and Zhou, both workshops were held at the Beijing University of Technology in Beijing, China.

The first China-US workshop on “Protection of Urban Infrastructure and Public Buildings against Earthquakes and Manmade Disasters” was held February 21-22, 2003 and featured sixty papers. Discussion focused on the use of advanced technologies in critical public buildings and transportation networks to protect them from damage due to earthquakes and other hazards.

A follow-up workshop was carried out November 14-15, 2005. Participants presented state-of-the-art research related to multiple hazards resilient critical facilities. Topics of the fifteen papers given included structural health monitoring, design structural strength under multiple hazard loadings, indoor air quality and safety monitoring, structural damage detection and response control, multiple hazard risk analysis and evacuation systems.

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