MCEER HIGHWAY PROJECT
FHWA CONTRACT DTFH61-98-C-00094
Seismic Vulnerability of the Highway System

Task G3-1: International Workshop on Mitigation of Seismic Effects on Transportation Structures
Subject Area: International Activities

Principal Investigator(s) and Institution(s)
Joseph Penzien, International Civil Engineering Consultants

Objective and Approach:
The International Workshop on Mitigation of Seismic Effects on Transportation Structures will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 12 - 14, 1999. The host institution for the workshop is the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) of Taiwan. The workshop will provide an international forum for the discussion and exchange of information about recent and future developments, and the promotion of international cooperation and research, in the area of mitigation of seismic effects on transportation structures and systems. Participating countries include Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and Korea, and other Asia Pacific Economic Council (APEC) countries have also been invited.

Funding provided by this task will cover transportation between the U.S. and Taipei for the 10-member U.S. delegation. Lodging and per diem expenses for the U.S. delegation while in Taiwan will be provided by the host institution.

Anticipated Start Date and Duration
June 1, 1999 - 4 months

9/24/99