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NEEShub Databases and Tools: Resources for Earthquake Engineering Practice

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"NEEShub Databases and Tools" is the seventh in a series of Research to Practice Webinars co-produced by the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). There is no cost to attend this webinar. PDHs will be available from EERI after the webinar for $30. 

In this presentation, Professor Ellen Rathje of the University of Texas at Austin and Professor JoAnn Browning of the University of Kansas will highlight resources for engineering practice provided on the NEES cyberinfrastructure, or NEEShub at These resources include an array of special “Databases” and engineering “Tools” that will be described and demonstrated.

The NEEShub Databases ( contain spreadsheet-style data from the NEES Project Warehouse and from external data sources that are vetted by professional communities and connected to their original sources. Existing and planned databases will be a primary focus of the webinar. Currently there are nine databases available through NEEShub, ranging from earthquake reconnaissance information to data from journal articles. Partnerships with the American Concrete Institute and the Journal of Earthquake Engineering have provided a platform for authors to share the data plotted in figures in published manuscripts. Modeling parameters may be verified or developed based on information in Databases such as: the SAC Steel Project Database, the Shear Wall Database, the Shear Wave Velocity Database, and the Structural Control Database. Databases planned for the near future will publish data from ACI technical committees.

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Presenters: Professor Ellen Rathje - University of Texas at Austin, Professor JoAnn Browning - University of Kansas

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • (2012), "NEEShub Databases and Tools: Resources for Earthquake Engineering Practice,"

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