Earthquakes - How Well Are We Prepared?

Earthquakes - How Well Are We Prepared?

In a symposium at the AIA New York Chapter, seismologists, earthquake engineers, seismic code experts, emergency response managers, and architects conversant in seismic design will assemble for a conversation on available technologies and testing capabilities that, surprisingly, are located in New York State. They will "clarify the evolving role of design professionals, the building industry, and municipal and federal agencies in safeguarding our local communities", as well as "educate the audience about the earthquakes, subsurface conditions, and construction approaches."

Speakers include:

  • Sissy Nikolaou, PhD, PE / Senior Associate at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers and Director of its Geo-Seismic Department
  • Dr. Michael Constantinou / UB’s Structural Engineering & Earthquake Simulation Lab (SEESL)
  • Daniel J. Lemieux, AIA / Architect, WJE’s Washington, DC Office
  • Erik Sohn, Senior Associate, WJE’s Washington, DC Office
  • Georgi Petrov, PE, AIA / Associate, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP New York Structures Group
  • Melissa Umberger / Hazard Mitigation Specialist, NYC Office of Emergency Management (OME)
  • Dr. Effie Bouras (Moderator) / Curator of the exhibition

CCTV / OMA - Demand Capacity Ratios. Image Courtesy of AIA New York Chapter / Organizing Team

You can register for a place at the event here.

The symposium is connected to the Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge exhibition, on display at the AIA New York Chapter until May 26th 2014.

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Cite: "Earthquakes - How Well Are We Prepared?" 22 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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