Conference Program

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Wednesday July 23, 2014: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Engineering on the Last FrontierShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Wednesday July 23, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu E/F, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: The Alaskan frontier represents unique engineering challenges that combine a significant earthquake hazard with harsh cold climate, frozen ground, environmental concerns, and other factors.

Unique Geotechnical Problems Related to Earthquake Engineering in Cold Regions (ID TH2A)
Joey Yang, University of Anchorage, Alaska;

Trans-Alaska Pipeline Seismic Engineering Legacy (ID TH2B)
Douglas Nyman, D.J. Nyman and Associates; Vincent Szymkowiak, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company; William J. Hall, University of Illinois;

Anchorage's Free-field and structure seismic monitoring program importance to earthquake engineering (ID TH2C)
Uptal Dutta, University of Anchorage, Alaska;

Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis of a Warm Permafrost Site in Fairbanks, Alaska for an LNG Storage Facility (ID TH2D)
John Thornley, Golder Associates, Inc.;

Subduction MegaquakesShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Wednesday July 23, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu A/B, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: The mega-earthquakes generated by subduction zones create a unique hazard due to the long duration of shaking, great geographical extent of the damage, and the often associated tsunami. This panel will discuss the unique nature of these subduction earthquake hazards including strong ground shaking and tsunami.

Subduction Megaquakes Panel (ID TH1A)
Chris Goldfinger, Oregon State University; Harry Yeh, Oregon State University; Norm Abrahamson, Consultant;

The Role of Scenarios and Loss Modeling in Understanding and Managing the UnknownShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Wednesday July 23, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu C, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: The methodologies and approaches to scenario development and loss modeling have evolved significantly over the past 50 years. Insurers and reinsurers, emergency managers, and other corporate and government officials increasingly rely on these tools to estimate and manage the potential risks, consequences, and uncertainty posed by large-scale earthquakes and other mega-disasters. This session will consider some of the major lessons learned, potential missed opportunities, and future directions in the development and applications of these critical decision support tools.

The Role of Scenarios and Loss Modeling in Understanding and Managing the Unknown Panel (ID TH3A)
Dale Cox, USGS; Paolo Bazurro, IUSS Pavia; Ron Eguchi, ImageCat, Inc.;

Thursday July 24, 2014: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

NEES Research Impact on Geotechnical EngineeringShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Thursday July 24, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu E/F, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: The NEES collaboratory includes centrifuge facilities, large scale testing facilities, mobile shakers, and field sites that have been used to investigate a broad range of geotechnical issues. This panel will discuss the impacts of geotechnical research in the areas of numerical simulation, experimental techniques and findings, and engineering practice.

NEES Research Impact on Geotechnical Engineering Panel (ID TH4A)
Bruce Kutter, UC Davis; Ellen Rathje, University of Texas, Austin; Glenn Rix, Geosyntec Consultants Inc.; Ken Stoeke, University of Texas, Austin;

NEES Research Impact on Structural EngineeringShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Thursday July 24, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu A/B, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: The NEES shake tables, large scale testing facilities, and mobile laboratories have been used to investigate structural components, systems, small and full-scale models, and existing structures including damaged structures after recent earthquakes. This panel will discuss the impacts of structural research in the areas of numerical simulation, experimental techniques and findings, and engineering practice.

NEES Research Impact on Structural Engineering Panel (ID TH5A)
Carol Shield, University of Minnesota; Chris Rojahn, ATC; Keri Ryan, University of Nevada, Reno; Laura Lowes, University of Washington;

NEES Research Impact on Tsunami EngineeringShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Thursday July 24, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu C, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: The NEES tsunami wave basin and large wave flume have significantly advanced our understanding of the generation of tsunamis and their interaction with natural and manmade systems. This panel will discuss the impacts of tsunami research in the areas of numerical simulation, experimental techniques and findings, and engineering practice.

NEES Research Impact on Tsunami Engineering Panel (ID TH6A)
Diane Foster, University of New Hampshire; Gary Chock, Martin & Chock, Inc.; Ian Robertson, University of Hawaii;

Friday July 25, 2014: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Building ResilienceShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Friday July 25, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am ROOM: Tikahtnu A/B, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: Buildings are essential components of community resilience to provide residential housing and workspace for industry, government, healthcare and other services.

Building Resilience Panel (ID TH8A)
Evan Reiss, Hinman Consulting Engineers; John Hare, Holmes Consulting Group; Patrick Otellini, City & County of San Francisco;

Lifeline ResilienceShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Friday July 25, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am ROOM: Tikahtnu E/F, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: Energy, water, transportation, and communication systems are the lifelines that people depend on daily. Following earthquake, these lifeline systems are critical to rescue, relief, and recovery efforts. Panelists in this session will discuss performance of lifelines in recent earthquakes in Chile, New Zealand, and Japan, as well as recent developments in improving the resilience of our lifeline systems.

Lifeline Resilience Panel (ID TH7A)
Leon Kempner, Bonneville Power Administration; Richard Pratt, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; Scott Ashford, Oregon State University;

Planning for RecoveryShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Friday July 25, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am ROOM: Tikahtnu C, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: Recent disasters have demonstrated the importance of timely and effective decision making to rebuilding and recovery of communities.

Planning for Recovery Panel (ID TH9A)
Guillermo Franco, Guy Carpenter & Company LLC; Laurie Johnson, Laurie Johnson Consulting/Research; Mary Comerio, UC Berkeley;