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Lessons from Chile: Impacts on Earthquake Engineering of Concrete Buildings in the U.S

 

Lessons from Chile” is the second in a series of Research to Practice Webinars co-produced by the Network for Earthquake Engineering (NEES) and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). The webinar is scheduled for Friday, July 15, 9:00 AM - 11:30 A M PDT (12:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET).

There is no cost to attend this webinar. To register go to https://nees.org/webinar.

The February 27, 2010 Chile earthquake was not only of very large magnitude (Mw 8.8), but also long in duration and strongly felt over a vast region. Thousands of structures designed and built to codes and standards similar to those used in the U.S. were tested by the earthquake. The results of the tests were observed and recorded through extensive reconnaissance performed primarily by Chilean and U.S. researchers, often in a collaborative or joint fashion. This webinar will focus on the performance of mid-rise concrete buildings by reviewing the test results, changes to the Chilean building code resulting from new knowledge, and implications for U.S. codes and standards.

Webinar presenters include Professor John Wallace, University of California, Los Angeles and Assistant Professor Leonardo Massone, University of Chile, Santiago. Both John Wallace and Leonardo Massone were involved in post-earthquake reconnaissance of the February 27th earthquake, including extensive data collection through the NSF RAPID research study “Post-Earthquake Monitoring of Buildings in Chile Using the NEES@UCLA Resources”