MCEER's research aims to increase the disaster resilience of buildings, bridges and other key infrastructure. For over 20 years, MCEER investigators have been developing design procedures and seismic evaluation and rehabilitation strategies for facilities and systems that society expects to be operational following an earthquake or other disaster. These investigations primarily focus on electric power systems, bridges and highways, sustainable and resilient buildings, and innovative protective technologies. MCEER investigators have also conducted numerous reconnaissance missions following earthquakes, terrorist attacks and hurricanes, as well as other types of disasters.
Resources compiled for the research areas listed below include an overview of the topic, along with sponsor, duration, project descriptions, list of team members, partners, publications, literature searches, events, photos, handouts and other materials as appropriate.