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Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States Symposium

 

AGENDA 

 SEISMIC HAZARD DESIGN ISSUES IN THE  
CENTRAL UNITED STATES  SYMPOSIUM 

MEMPHIS, TN
APRIL 10, 2012 

 

 

 

8:10 a.m.         The Seismic Design Values, SDS, History and Issues, James E. Beavers, James E Beavers Consultants, Knoxville, Tennessee  

 

8:30 a.m.         What is Today’s Seismic Risk in the Central US, Dr. Arch Johnston, Center for Earthquake Information and Research, University of Memphis, Tennessee  

 

8:55 a.m.         Seismic Design for Schools in the Midwest, Lessons from the State of Oregon, Ms. Yumei Wang, State of Oregon, Portland, Oregon 

 

9:20 a.m.         The 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China and Implications for the Central US, Dr. Craig Taylor, Managing Partner, Baseline Management Co Inc., Torrance, California  

 

9:45 a.m.         Break 

 

10:10 a.m.       A Multi-Hazard Perspective for the Central US, Mr. Phil Schneider, National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington D.C.  

 

10:35 a.m.       Seismic Design of Lifelines in the Central US, Dr. Tomas O’Rourke, Past President of EERI, Professor of Civil Engineering, Cornel University, Ithaca, New York  

 

10:55 p.m.       Major Changes in Spectra shapes for Critical Facilities, Mr. Joe Hunt, BWXT, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

 

11:20 p.m.       The International Building Code and the Tennessee Adoption Process, Mr. Ron Mauer, Chief Plan Examiner, Knox County, Knoxville, Tennessee  

 

11:45 p.m.       Lunch 

  

1:25 p.m.         Seismic Design in Western Kentucky, Dr. Zhenming Wang, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky  

 

1:50 p.m.         Seismic Design and ASCE 7, Dr. Jim Harris, JR Harris & Company, Denver, Colorado  

 

2:20 p.m.         Seismic Design in Memphis is not Designing to California, The Risk Targeted Approach, Dr. Nico Luco, U.S. Geological Survey  

 

2:45 p.m.         Break 

 

3:10 p.m.         New Directions, i.e., Design Costs of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, Dr. Jack Hayes, National Institute of Standards and Technology  

 

3:35 p.m.         Developing Resiliency Measures to Reduce Seismic Hazard Impact in the Central United Sates, Dr. Vilas Mujumdar, Consultant, Vienna, Virginia  

 

3:55 p.m.         Summary, Dr.James E. Beavers, James E Beavers Consultants, Knoxville, Tennessee  

 

4:15 p.m.         Close of Workshop 

 

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