Conference Program

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Tuesday July 22, 2014: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

The 1964 Alaska Earthquake & TsunamiShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Tuesday July 22, 2014 8:30 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu A/B, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: On March 28, 1964 a 9.2 magnitude megathrust earthquake occurred in the Prince William Sound off the coast of Alaska, triggering strong ground shaking and a tsunami that caused extensive damage and resulted in the deaths of 139 people.

Why the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake Matters 50 Years Later (ID P1A)
Mike West, Alaska State Seismologist;

A Revisit to the Landslides Caused in Anchorage by the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake: Observations, Evaluations and Key Lessons Learned (ID P1B)
I.M. Idriss, UC Davis;

Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards in Alaska - Public Policy Response Over 50 Years Since the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 (ID P1C)
John Davies, Cold Climate Housing Research Center;

Tuesday July 22, 2014: 8:00 am - 8:30 am

WelcomeShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Tuesday July 22, 2014 8:00 am - 8:30 am ROOM: Tikahtnu A/B, FL3 Dena'ina

Welcome from the EERI President (ID WA)
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno;

Welcome from the Governor of Alaska (ID WB)
Honorable Sean Parnell, State of Alaska;

Welcome from the Mayor of Anchorage (ID WC)
Honorable Dan Sullivan, Municipality of Anchorage;

Welcome from the Conference Chair (ID WD)
Farzad Naeim, John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.;

Wednesday July 23, 2014: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Mega Disasters: Planning and Design for an Unsettled PlanetShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu A/B, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: This plenary session will address mega disasters from both the social and technical perspective. Professor Tom ORourke will explore the causes for the increasing risk of mega disasters, the effects of mega disasters on critical infrastructure, and measures for improving physical infrastructure resilience against mega disasters. Professor Kathleen Tierney will explore the characteristics of a mega disaster, examine its impact on the socioeconomic and organizational framework of affected communities, and propose measures to improve the resilience of the human institutions essential for recovery. The interaction between the social and physical aspects of infrastructure and mega disasters will be treated by both.

Mega Disasters: Planning and Design for an Unsettled Planet (ID P2A)
Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center;

Mega Disasters: Planning and Design for an Unsettled Planet (ID P2B)
Thomas Orourke, Cornell University;

Thursday July 24, 2014: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Global Impact of NEESShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu A/B, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: In November 1998, the National Science Board approved the George E. Brown Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) for construction with funds totaling $82 million from the National Science Foundation Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction appropriation. Construction occurred during the period 2000-2004. During the last decade, supported by the 14 unique large-scale facilities and the leading-edge cyberinfrastructure, NEES researchers have addressed a wide range of challenges in earthquake and tsunami engineering. The two speakers in this plenary session will discuss the contributions of NEES in advancing knowledge and transforming practice. They will also review advances in collaboration, large-scale experimentation, and development of tomorrow

The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) - A Laboratory Without Walls (ID P3A)
Julio Ramirez, NEESComm;

Impact of NEES Research on Building Design Practice (ID P3B)
William T. Holmes, Rutherford + Chekene;

Friday July 25, 2014: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Final Plenary: EERI AwardsShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Friday July 25, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu A/B, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: Presentation of EERI Honors and Awards and Presentation of the 2014 Seismic Design Competition Awards

2012 Outstanding Spectra Paper: Using Collapse Risk Assessments to Inform Seismic Safety Policy for Older Concrete Buildings by Abbie B. Liel, University of Colorado at Boulder and Gregory G. Deierlein, Stanford University (ID CA)
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno;

Graduate Student Paper Competition Winner: Moving Towards an Improved Index for Assessing Liquefaction Hazard: Lessons from Historical Data by Brett Maurer, Virginia Tech (ID CB)
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno;

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition Winner: Study of Site Specific Seismic Amplification in the National Capital Region by Mark Tilashalski, Virginia Tech (ID CC)
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno;

2013-2014 NEHRP Graduate Fellowship Recipient: Clinton Carlson, University of Michigan (ID CD)
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno;

2014 Bruce A. Bolt Medalist: Anthony Shakal, California Geological Survey (ID CE)
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno;

Announcement of the 2014 Joyner Lecture: David Boore, U.S. Geological Survey (ID CF)
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno;

2013 Shah Prize: Curt Haselton, California State University, Chico (ID CG)
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno;

Recognition of the First Class of Housner Fellows (ID CH)
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno;

2014 Seismic Design Competition Awards (ID CI)
David Grilli, UC Davis; Manny Hakhamaneshi, UC Davis;

Friday July 25, 2014: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Resilient CommunitiesShow/Hide

DATE/TIME: Friday July 25, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am ROOM: Tikahtnu A/B, FL3 Dena'ina

DESCRIPTION: Building resilience into our communities is a great challenge facing our profession. This plenary session will feature two speakers tackling this challenge from two very different positions: one building resilience into existing infrastructure, the other rebuilding resilience after the Christchurch earthquakes.

A Framework for Creating Disaster Resilient Cities (ID P4A)
Chris Poland, Degenkolb Engineers;

Rebuilding a Resilient Christchurch (ID P4B)
Sjoerd Van Ballegooy, Tonkin & Taylor Ltd.;