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Joyner Memorial Lecture 2012: Building Near Faults

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Topic: Joyner Memorial Lecture 2012: Building Near Faults
Recording date: Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:02 pm - Eastern Standard Time (Indiana, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes

Guest Speaker: Jonathan D. Bray, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Faculty Chair in Earthquake Engineering Excellence,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of California, Berkeley

Designing facilities very near active faults presents unique challenges that require an interdisciplinary approach. Sound engineering and earth science principles can be employed to address the hazards associated with surface fault rupture and near-fault ground shaking. Robust procedures exist for evaluating the consequences of permanent and transient ground movements. Whereas their use in designing systems to accommodate ground movements due to a variety of phenomena is widely accepted, their use in areas containing surface traces of active faults is often questioned, even when the anticipated ground movements are minimal. Active faults cannot always be avoided, nor should they be avoided when their hazard is far less than other hazards. We can live with the earth's faults.

For More Information Contact:
EERI Student Chapter President: Hartanto Wibowo
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: SEM 255B
Phone: 775-327-5323
E-mail: eeri@unr.edu

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Speaker: Jonathan D. Bray, Ph.D., P.E.

Presented by: EERI, UNR, NEES

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  • NEES EOT (2012), "Joyner Memorial Lecture 2012: Building Near Faults," http://nees.org/resources/5321.

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