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Hospital Research: Presentations and Events

2006 Annual Meeting

Resilience of Critical Infrastructure and Facilities (Hospitals, Highways & other Structures)

Michel Bruneau

Simulation-Based Multi-Hazard Decision Support

Gary Dargush, University at Buffalo

System Performance under Multi-Hazards

Mircea Grigoriu, Cornell University

Multi-Hazard Resistant Highway Bridge Bent

Michel Bruneau, University at Buffalo

Effective Strategies for Improving the Disaster Resilience of Critical Nonstructural Components and Systems

Bob Bachman, R.E. Bachman, Consulting Structural Engineers

Consideration of Multi-Hazard Conditions as Applied to Infrastructures

Mohammed Ettouney, Weidlinger Associates, Inc.

2005 Annual Meeting

Overview: Research Activities in Seismic Retrofit of Acute Care Facilities (pdf 1.8 mb)

Andre Filiatrault, MCEER Deputy Director

Performance Based Design Within the ‘Black Box’ (pdf 1.6 kb)

Bill Gates, URS Corporation

Architects, Hospitals And Earthquakes: Some Issues… (pdf 242 kb)

Christopher Arnold, Building Systems Development, Inc.

Are Hospitals in California Costing Too Much to Build and Retrofit? (pdf 441 kb)

Marshall Lew, Mactec Engineering & Consulting

ATC 51 Projects on US-Italy Collaborative Recommendations for Seismic Safety of Hospitals (pdf 1.55 mb)

Joseph Maffei, Rutherford & Chekene

Importance of Acceleration Related Issues in the Selection of Structural Systems (pdf 130 kb)

Ronald Mayes, Simpson Gumpertz, & Heger Inc.

Why Use Viscous Dampers? (pdf 4.6 mb)

David A. Lee, Taylor Devices, Inc.

A Case Study of Historical Building Seismic Upgrade (pdf 2.1 mb)

Kit Miyamoto, Marr Shaffer & Miyamoto, Inc.

Automating Seismic Risk Mitigation for Nonstructural Building Components (3.8 mb)

Jay Lewis, Terra Firm Earthquake Preparedness, Inc.

Who is Responsible for Seismic Design and Installation of Nonstructural Elements? (pdf 122 kb)

Andrew Taylor, KPFF Engineers

Testing Standards for Seismic Restraint Components (pdf 57 kb)

Scott Campbell, Kinetics Noise Control

Hospital Rehabilitation: Steel Plate Shear Walls (pdf 385 kb)

R. Jay Love, Degenkolb Engineers

2004 Annual Meeting

Overview: Research Activities in Seismic Retrofit of Acute Care Facilities

Andre Filiatrault, MCEER Deputy Director

Design – Construction – Inspection Responsibility for the Installation of Nonstructural Elements

Richard Hess, Hess Engineering, Inc.

Challenges in Determining the Fragilities of Nonstructural Components and Systems

Robert Bachman Consulting Structural Engineer

Viscous Dampers in Hospital Structures

David Lee, Taylor Devices, Inc

Retrofit of Existing Hospital to Immediate Occupancy Standards

R. Jay Love, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco

Issues in Seismic Restraint of Non-structural Components

Scott Campbell, Kinetics Noise Control

The Roller Coaster Ride of Seismic Risk Mitigation

Jay Lewis, Terra Firm Earthquake Preparedness

Other Events

Thrust Area 2 (Hospital Research) Coordination Meeting

December 16, 2005, Buffalo, New York| Webcast and Seminar | Bulletin Article

UB-EERI-MCEER Seminar Series: Estimation of Seismic Acceleration Demands on Nonstructural Components for Performance Based Design
Eduardo Miranda, Stanford University

December 3, 2004 | Buffalo, New York | Bulletin Article | Archived Webcast

UB-MCEER-EERI Seminar Series: Seismic Risk Mitigation of Operational and Functional Components of Buildings: “The Tough Nut To Crack”
Jay Lewis, Terra Firm Earthquake Preparedness, Inc.

May 4, 2004 | Bulletin Article | Archived Webcast

UB-MCEER-EERI Seminar Series: Seismic Design of Non-Structural Components
Scott Campbell, Kinetics Noise Control

April 8, 2004 | Bulletin Article | Archived Webcast

ATC-29-2 Seminar on Seismic Design, Performance, and Retrofit of Nonstructural Components

October 23-24, 2003 | Irvine, California | Bulletin Article | Meeting Review

MCEER Workshop for Seismic Hazard Mitigation of Health Care Facilities

New York, NY, October 27-28, 1998

Workshop on Advanced Materials, Non-Destructive Evaluation and Condition Assessment for Critical Facilities

Buffalo, NY, August 26-27, 1998

 

Annual Meeting Student Posters

2006

Resilience of Seismically Retrofitted Structures (2006) (pdf 1.06 mb)

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, University at Buffalo; advisor: A.M. Reinhorn

Experimental Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Hospital Copper Piping Systems (2006) (pdf 3.07 mb)

Robert Corbin, University of Nevada, Reno

Evolutionary Aseismic Design and Retrofit of Adjacent Buildings (2006) (pdf 2.21 mb)

Seda Dogruel; University at Buffalo; advisor: G.F. Dargush

Experimental Seismic Performance Evaluation of ASHRAE-type Isolation/Restraint Systems (2006) (pdf 7.65 mb)

Saeed Fathali; University at Buffalo; advisor: A. Filiatrault

Introduction to the Double Concave Friction Pendulum Bearing (pdf 0.45 mb)

Daniel M. Fenz

Evolutionary Methodologies for Aseismic Design and Decision Support (2006) (pdf 0.08 mb)

Yufeng Hu; University at Buffalo; advisor: G.F. Dargush

Application of Fragility-Based Decision Support Methodologies (2006) (pdf 0.98 mb)

Cagdas Kafali; Cornell University; advisor: M. Grigoriu

Functionally Optimized Fiber Reinforced Polymer Panels for Seismic Engergy Dissipation (2006) (pdf 1 mb)

Xiaobo Luo, University at Buffalo; advisor: A.J. Aref

Full Scale Steel Plate Shear Wall: MCEER/NCREE Phase II Tests (2006) (pdf 7.23 mb)

Bing Qu, University at Buffalo; advisor: M. Bruneau

Experimental Study on the Seismic Behavior of Nonstructural Components Subjected to Full-Scale Floor Motions (2006)  (pdf 3.39 mb)

Rodrigo Retamales, University at Buffalo; advisors: G. Mosqueda, A. Filiatrault and A.M. Reinhorn

Global Retrofit Techniques-Weakening and Damping via Rocking Columns and Dampers (2006) (pdf 0.21 mb)

Hwasung Roh

Seismic Response of Steel Framed Hospital Buildings with Self-Centering Systems (2006) (pdf 0.47 mb)

Dong Wang, University at Buffalo; advisor: A. Filiatrault

Seismic Retrofit of A Reinforced Concrete Hospital Building in the Eastern US (2006) (pdf 0.3 mb)

Hongbo Wang, University at Buffalo; advisor; G.C. Lee

2005

Global Fragility Assessments Considering Uncertainties in Response Threshold (2005) (pdf 0.87 mb)

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrei Reinhorn

Experimental Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Hospital Piping Subassemblies (2005) (pdf 0.75 mb)

Robert Corbin, University of Nevada, Reno; advisor: E. Maragakis

Numerical Parametric Study of SDOF Self-Centering Systems under MCEER Ground Motions (2005) (pdf 0.98 mb)

Dong Wang, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andre Filiatrault

Fragility Based Rehabilitation Decision Analysis (2005) (pdf 3.35 mb)

Cagdas Kafali, Cornell University; advisor: Mircea Grigoriu

Development of Visco-elastic Composite Panels for Increasing Damping in Hospital Buildings (2005) (pdf 1.15 mb)

Xiaobo Luo, University at Buffalo; advisor: Amjad J Aref

Weakening and Damping Structure Using Rocking Columns and Energy Dissipating Devices (2005) (pdf 2.88 mb)

Hwasung Roh, University at Buffalo; advisor: Andrei Reinhorn

Seismic Retrofit of New York State Hospital (2005) (pdf 0.92 mb)

Hongbo Wang, Mai Tong, and George C. Lee (advisor), University at Buffalo

Seismic Fragilities in Acute Care Facilities (2005) (pdf 0.66 mb)

Assawin Wanitkorkul and Andre Filiatrault

Sturctural Control with Emphasis on Nonstructural Components (2005) (pdf 0.47 mb)

Xin Xu and Shashi Kant Mishra, University at Buffalo; advisor: Gary F. Dargush

2004

Experimental Investigation of Light-Gauge Steel Plate Shear Walls (2004) (pdf 1.69 mb)

Jeffrey W. Berman, University at Buffalo; advisor: Michel Bruneau

Development of Web-based GIS Geotechnical Data for Hospital Sites (2004) (pdf 1.43 mb)

Amanda Bonneau, Cornell University; advisor: Thomas D. O'Rourke

Seismic Behavion of Piping Systems (2004) (pdf 1.26 mb)

Elliot Goodwin, University of Nevada, Reno; advisors: E. Maragakis and A. Itani

Evolutionary Methodologies for Aseismic Design and Decision Support (2004) (pdf 2.59 mb)

Yufeng Hu, University at Buffalo; advisor: Gary F. Dargush

Rehabilitiation Decision Analysis (2004) (pdf 1.07 mb)

Cagdas Kafali, Cornell University; advisor: Mircea Grigoriu