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Structural and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Research Needs for the Mitigation of Earthquake Risks for the Next Decade

University at Buffalo, State University of New York | Center for the Arts Screening Room  | September 24, 2004 | 8:00 am 11:45 am

Forum Webcast | Forum photos | Vision statements

photo of M. Myint Lwin at the podium

8:00 8:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks (PDF 163 kb)

Dr. Michel Bruneau

Director, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research

Dr. Mark Karwan

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo

Dr. Michael Constantinou (Presentation)

Chair, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo

8:15 8:30 am

NEES: Unique Opportunities in Research and Education (PDF 2 mb)

Dr. A. Galip Ulsoy

Division Director, Civil and Mechanical Systems, National Science Foundation

8:30 8:45 am

Predicting the Unpredictables (PDF 3.8 mb)

Mr. M. Myint Lwin

Director, Office of Bridge Technology, Federal Highway Administration

8:45 9:00 am

FEMA's View on the Role of NEES in Reducing Future Earthquake Losses (PDF 2.5 mb)

Mr. Michael Mahoney

Mitigation Division, Building Science and Technology Section, Federal Emergency Management Agency

9:00 9:15 am

Providing a Safer Transportation System through Earthquake Engineering Research (PDF 3.3 mb)

Mr. Rick Land

Director, Engineering Services, Structure Design, California Department of Transportation

9:15 9:30 am

Views on Seismic Research Role in Dealing with Multi-Hazard Extreme Event Environment (PDF 123 kb)

Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli

Director, Bridge Program and Evaluation Services Bureau, New York State Department of Transportation

9:30 9:45 am


Screening Room Hallway

9:45 10:00 am

Earthquake Resistant and Resilient Hospitals (PDF 794 kb)

Mr. Kurt A. Schaefer, P.E.

Deputy Director, Facilities Development Division, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

10:00 10:15 am

The Importance of Partnership between Engineering and Geological Sciences in Earthquake Research and Risk Reduction (PDF 3 mb)

Dr. John Filson

Scientist Emeritus, United States Geological Survey

10:15 10:30 am

Earthquake Engineering Research Needs for Hydraulic Structures (PDF 2.5 mb)

Dr. Robert L. Hall

Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center, United States Army Corps of Engineers

10:30 11:45 am photo of group mingling after lunch

Discussion and Comments from the Floor

Moderator: Mr. Chris Poland

Chairman, CEO and President, Degenkolb Engineers representing the Practicing Community

11:45 am


11:45 am -1:15 pm


Atrium, Center for the Arts


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