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  • 07 Jan 2014
    8:00 am EST 
    to 10 Jan 2014
    5:00 pm EST 

    International Disaster Conference and Expo

    Category: Conference

    IDCE is an event designed to unite the most internationally recognized and distinguished professionals from around the world for three days of problem solving, planning and preparation, discussing relevant issues dealing with Emergency Management, Homeland Security, First Response, Loss...

  • 16 Jan 2014
    5:00 am PST 
    to 17 Jan 2014
    2:00 pm PST 

    Northridge 20: The 1994 Northridge Earthquake: Impacts, Outcomes, and Next Steps

    Category: Conference

    Registration is now open for Northridge 20, a symposium commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake in southern California. Register Now: The two-day event at the University of California, Los Angeles will open on...

  • 05 Feb 2014
    8:30 am PST 
    to 10:00 am PST 

    NEES/EERI Research-to-Practice Webinar: Seismic Stability of Levees Resting Atop Peat Soil

    Category: Webinar

    Replay Webinar Presenters: Scott J. Brandenberg (M. EERI), UCLA; Jonathan P. Stewart (M. EERI), UCLA; Curt Schmutte, Schmutte Consulting; Anne Lemnitzer (M. EERI), University of California, Irvine. "Seismic Stability of Levees Resting Atop Peat...

  • 17 Feb 2014
    5:00 am PST 
    to 6:00 am PST 

    NEES REU Applications Due

    Category: Education

    Seven NEES equipment sites will host REU students in summer 2014 (Oregon State, UCLA, UC San Diego, U. Illinois, Lehigh, U. Minnesota, and UN Reno). The program is a dynamic 10-week summer research program for upper division undergraduate students interested in Civil, Electrical and Computer...

  • 22 Feb 2014
    10:00 am EST 
    to 5:00 pm EST 

    Mini-Wave Tank at Discover Engineering Family Day

    Category: Education

    Once again students from Howard University serving as NEES Ambassadors will use the NEES mini-wave tank to teach families about tsunamis and tsunami mitigation at the Discover Engineering Family Day in the National Building Museum in Washington DC. The National Building Museum is America’s...

  • 28 Feb 2014
    6:30 am PST 
    to 7:30 am PST 

    Discovering OpenSees: Advanced Scripting Tips and Techniques (Morning Session)

    Category: Webinar

    This seminar will be broadcast twice to allow users in all time zones around the world to participate. It will occur on February 28 at 9:30 am and 4:30 pm Pacific Time. This seminar will demonstrate techniques that will allow the users to develop scripts that are easier to generate, easier to...

  • 28 Feb 2014
    1:30 pm PST 
    to 2:30 pm PST 

    Discovering OpenSees: Advanced Scripting Tips and Techniques (Afternoon Session)

    Category: Webinar

    This seminar will be broadcast twice to allow users in all time zones around the world to participate. It will occur on February 28 at 9:30 am and 4:30 pm Pacific Time. This seminar will demonstrate techniques that will allow the users to develop scripts that are easier to generate, easier to...

  • 05 Mar 2014
    9:00 am PST 
    to 10:30 am PST 

    FEMA P-807, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Multi-Unit Wood-Frame Buildings with Weak First Stories (ATC-71-1 Project)

    Category: Webinar

    This Webinar is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP), which is a mechanism for delivering direct assistance to the public to increase their knowledge and ability to analyze their risk, make a plan, and take actions...

  • 17 Mar 2014
    10:00 am PDT 
    to 11:30 am PDT 

    NEES/EERI Research-to-Practice Webinar: Adaptive Passive Stiffness Shaping and Apparent Weakening for Seismic Protection

    Category: Webinar

    Presenters: S. Nagarajaiah, Rice University, Houston; A. M. Reinhorn and M. C. Contantinou, University at Buffalo, Buffalo; M. Symans, RPI, Albany; D. Taylor, Taylor Devices, Buffalo; J. Zhang, UCLA, Los Angeles There is no cost to attend this webinar. PDHs will be available...

  • 27 Mar 2014
    11:00 am PDT 
    to 12:00 pm PDT 

    Discovering OpenSees: Basic Reliability Analysis using OpenSees

    Category: Webinar

    Basic Reliability Analysis using OpenSees and will occur on March 27 at 2:00 pm Pacific Time. Conducted by Prof. Michael Scott, Oregon State University, this seminar will discuss how to perform basic reliability analysis using OpenSees. The following topics will be discussed.

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  • 08 Apr 2014
    2:30 pm PDT 
    to 7:30 pm PDT 

    SEAONC April Meeting: Older Concrete Building Seismic Risk

    Category: Other

    Nonductile concrete buildings pose one of the greatest seismic safety problems in the world. While engineers generally recognize that proactive steps are needed to address the risk posed by these buildings, mitigation efforts are largely stymied by insufficient knowledge about the scale of the...

  • 15 Apr 2014
    12:00 pm PDT 
    to 1:30 pm PDT 

    Research to Practice: Lessons Learned from the Performance of a Base Isolated Hospital in Christchurch

    Category: Webinar

    Register now.In the next webinar in the NEES/EERI research to practice series, Drs. Robert Nigbor (NEES@UCLA) and Henri Gavin (Duke University) will discuss their observations regarding conventional and base-isolated buildings that they instrumented during the aftershock...

  • 24 Apr 2014
    5:00 am PDT 
    to 25 Apr 2014
    9:00 am PDT 

    NEES Data Management Training and Data Upload Assistance

    Category: Training

    This is a free, two-day NEEScomm data management training workshop at the UC Davis facility. Data upload assistance also will be available. (See below for information about travel to the Davis facility.)

    NEEScomm data curator Standa Pejša will provide hands-on training to NEES...

  • 26 Apr 2014
    10:00 am EDT 
    to 27 Apr 2014
    6:00 pm EDT 

    USA Science & Engineering Festival

    Category: Education

    The 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science festival in the US, features nationwide contests and school programs. NEES Ambassadors from Howard and Morgan State Universities use the mini shake table and mini wave flume to present concepts of tsunami and earthquake...

  • 24 Jun 2014
    8:00 am EDT 
    to 02 Jul 2014
    12:00 am EDT 

    NEES Outstanding Contributor Awards: nominations due June 30, 2014

    Category: Annual Meeting

    At the 2014 Quake Summit meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, NEEScomm will present Outstanding Contributor Awards to recognize exceptional NEES service and impacts for activities during the 2009-2014 period that NEEScomm has managed the NEES Network. Nominations should be submitted electronically at...

  • 25 Jun 2014
    8:30 am BST 
    to 26 Jun 2014
    5:00 pm BST 

    OpenSees@Bristol 2014

    Category: Workshop

    The aim of this joint workshop between the University of Bristol, University of Washington, University of California Berkeley and Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (PEER) is to share the latest advances in computational techniques in modelling nonlinear behaviour of structural...

  • 03 Jul 2014
    8:00 am BST 
    to 04 Jul 2014
    5:00 pm BST 

    OpenSees Days 2014

    Category: Workshop

    The OpenSees Days Workshop will be held in Portugal for the first time and will take place on 3-4 July 2014, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in Porto, Portugal. The Workshop aims to gather new users and assemble the OpenSees community in Europe to discuss some of the...

  • 21 Jul 2014
    4:00 am AKDT 
    to 25 Jul 2014
    1:00 pm AKDT 

    10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE)

    Category: Conference

    The 10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE) will bring together professionals from a broad range of disciplines: architecture, civil and structural engineering, seismology, geology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, business, public policy, the social sciences,...

  • 22 Jul 2014
    10:30 am AKDT 
    to 12:00 pm AKDT 

    10NCEE Special NEES Session: Seismic Retrofit of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings: Testing, Analysis, and Policy

    Category: Conference

    This session at the 10NCEE focuses on lessons learned from the NEES-Soft project. The session consists of five 10-minute presentations on analysis and full-scale testing of soft-story woodframe buildings with and without seismic retrofits. Presentations will be followed by a 30 to 40 minute...

  • 10 Sep 2014
    12:00 pm PDT 
    to 1:30 pm PDT 

    Free Webinar: Guidelines for Design of Structures for Vertical Evacuation from Tsunamis (FEMA P-646)

    Category: Webinar

    Purpose. The Purpose of the webinar is to provide an overview of the planning, development and design of structures for vertical evacuation from tsunamis. After a brief overview of the tsunami hazard, webinar participants will be introduced to the concept of vertical evacuation from tsunamis....

  • 12 Sep 2014
    8:30 am PDT 
    to 5:00 pm PDT 

    1st Workshop on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Liquefaction Evaluation, Mapping, Simulation and Mitigation

    Category: Workshop

    Organized by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) San Diego Chapter Presenters, distinguished leaders of the geotechnical earthquake engineering community, will discuss current procedures to evaluate liquefaction occurrence and consequences, map liquefaction hazards, mitigate...

  • 25 Sep 2014
    8:00 am PDT 
    to 26 Sep 2014
    5:00 pm PDT 

    OpenSees Days 2014

    Category: Workshop

    PEER and NEES will host OpenSees Days 2014 on September 25-26 at the Richmond Field Station, an off-campus facility of the University of California, Berkeley. Students, researchers, and practitioners are welcome to attend either or both of the days. Thursday, September 25: Getting...