skip navigation

PRC-US Workshop Series on Seismic Analysis and Design of Special Bridges

The Seismic Analysis and Design of Special Bridges workshop series is part of a collaborative project on earthquake engineering and earthquake disaster mitigation between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the US.  Led by George C. Lee, MCEER, University at Buffalo and Lichu Fan, State Key Laboratory for Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongjii University, China, the series is primarily sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration in the US, and the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation and other agencies in China.

The purpose of these workshops is to share technical information and construction experience in the seismic design and performance of “special” highway bridges. “Special” bridges include major long span bridges, small-to-moderate-span bridges with complex geometries and bridges located on hazardous sites. The long-term objective of the series is to develop a knowledge base and guidelines for these unique structures.

Four workshops have been held in China and the US since 2002. Information on each workshop, including a review, agenda, participants list and proceedings, are available below.

people on bridge

First PRC-US Workshop on Seismic Analysis and Design of Special Bridges

Shanghai, China

October 8-10, 2002
Tongji University

group photo

Second PRC-US Workshop on Seismic Analysis and Design of Special Bridges

Buffalo, New York

December 3-5, 2003
University at Buffalo

group photo

Third PRC-US Workshop on Seismic Analysis and Design of Special Bridges

Shanghai, China

October 21-22, 2004
Tongji University

Fourth PRC-US Workshop on Seismic Analysis and Design of Special Bridges

Chongqing, China

June 19-21 , 2006
Chongqing Communications Research and Design Institute