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E-Defense Four-Story RC&PT Buildings Blind Prediction Contest 2011



PEER and NEES are sponsoring a blind prediction contest for two, full-scale, four-story buildings tested simultaneously on the NIED E-Defense shake table in December 2010. The two buildings are similar, with the same height and floor plan; one building utilizes a conventional reinforced concrete (RC) structural system with shear walls and moment frames whereas the other utilizes the same systems constructed with post-tensioned (PT) members.

The contest is open to teams from the practicing structural engineering community and the academic and research community (including students). International entries are welcome.

The winners will be announced and awarded at NEES Annual Meeting to be held in Boston in July 2012. PEER will reimburse allowable travel expenses for a representative of the winning team from each of two award categories to attend the either the PEER annual meeting or possibly the NEES/E-Defense annual planning meeting held at NIED, typically in September.

Important Dates:

  1. November 4th: Submittal of the prediction results
  2. November 18th: Winners will be notified
  3. July 9-12: Winners will be announced in the NEES Annual Meeting.

When: Friday 4 November 2011, 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM