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Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States Symposium




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