Task G3-5: Third International Workshop on Performance Based Seismic Design and Retrofit of Transportation Facilities
Subject Area: Technology Exchange and Transfer
|Principal Investigator and Institution
Ian G. Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno
Objective and Approach
The third international workshop on the mitigation of seismic effects on transportation facilities will be held in Tokyo, Japan on July 9 - 11, 2002. The host institution for the meeting will be the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo. This is the third workshop in this series, the first two being organized by the National Center for Research in Earthquake Engineering in Taipei. The first workshop was held in Taipei in July 1999, and the second in September 2000, also in Taipei. The third workshop will again provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of information about recent and future developments in the seismic design and retrofit of transportation facilities, and the promotion of international cooperation and research in this area. Participating countries include Japan, the United States, and Taiwan.
The Workshop will comprise a two-day meeting in Tokyo, to be held in the Ferrite Memorial Hall at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. This will be followed by a one-day study tour in the Tokyo area.
A major theme of this particular workshop will be performance-based design of transportation facilities and papers in the following areas will address this topic:
In addition, a special session will be devoted to issues surrounding the implementation of performance- based design for transportation facilities.
Funds provided under this task will be used for the travel and accommodation of nine members of the US delegation. Participation by FHWA engineering staff is also expected.
Proceedings of the workshop will be published including all technical papers, resolutions, and research recommendations. Copies will be available from MCEER for distribution in the US to interested parties.
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