Full Program

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Workshops 

EERI Board Meeting

EERI Regional Chapter Meetings

SDC Activities

5:00PM - 5:30PM

Break

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Welcome Reception

Location:  Parq Prefunction Area

6:00PM – 8:00PM

SDC Auction and Reception

Location: Parq Prefunction Area

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

8:00AM – 9:30AM

Meet the Leaders Breakfast for Younger Members

 (by invitation)

Location: Parq Salon B&C

At this year’s EERI Annual Meeting, the EERI Younger Members Committee is hosting a breakfast event for Young Professionals and Academics! During this session, younger members will identify a leader they wish to meet, and join the leader at their numbered table for a 30-minute discussion about their experiences within the earthquake engineering industry and EERI community. We encourage younger members to ask leaders beneficial ways to get involved within the EERI.

7:30AM – 9:30AM

Registration & Light Continental Breakfast

Location: Parq Grand Ballroom Prefunction Area

8:00AM – 9:30AM

EERI Committee Meetings

  

9:30AM – 10:00AM

Annual Meeting Welcome

EERI President and First Nations Welcome

Location:  Parq Salon E&F

10:00AM – 11:30AM

PLENARY

Welcome to Vancouver

This session will introduce the meeting theme, provide an overview of the status of earthquake mitigation in Vancouver and British Columbia; highlight a current BC wide Earthquake Risk Analysis using the Global Earthquake Model; and introduce the plan for the workshop sessions during the meeting.

Moderators:  Kate Thibert, RJC and John Sherstobitoff, Auscenco

Location:  Parq Salon E&F

 

11:30AM-12:00PM

Coffee Break

 

12:00PM – 2:00PM

Lunch - EERI Distinguished Lecture

Speaker: Ross Boulanger, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Davis

Location: Parq Salon E&F

  

2:00PM – 3:30PM

Technical Session 3A

Title:                       Improving New and Existing Building Performance

Moderator:           John Sherstobitoff, Ausenco and Carlos Molina Hutt, UBC

Speakers:              Ibrahim Almulfti, Arup, Ken Elwood, University of Auckland, Jim Malley, Degenkolb, Perry Adebar, UBC, John Hooper, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, and Tony Yang, University of British Columbia

Location:                Parq D

2:00PM – 3:30PM

Technical Session 6A

Title:                       Performance Based Design and Resiliency of Utilties and Bridges

Moderator:           Saqib Khan, McElhanney Consulting

Speakers:              Prof. Saiid Saiidi, University of Nevada, Reno, Prof. Mervyn Kowalsky, North Carolina University, Don Kennedy, Associated Engineering, Prof. Johnathan Bray, University of California, Berkeley, Danielle Mieler, City of San Francisco

“Resilience” is a ubiquitous term, but most applications are broad, conceptual, or both. This session offers specific examples of how local jurisdictions have assessed and/or addressed their seismic vulnerabilities with respect to their critical functions. Panel will describe challenges, opportunities, and actions, offering specific examples of how agencies/jurisdictions have responded to seismic hazards.

Location:               Parq B&C

2:00PM – 3:30PM

EERI Session 8C

Title:                       Measuring the Resilience of Businesses after Earthquakes,

Moderator:

Speakers:                Michael Meiler, Arup, Yu Xiao, Portland State University, Omar Plata, Rinnie & Peterson, Ana Orozco, EERI, Zoe Yin, EERI

Location:                 Parq A

In this session, the LFE Business Resilience group will showcase the series of post-earthquake business resilience surveys developed and piloted following the South Napa and Cushing Oklahoma earthquakes. Business resilience survey developers will give an overview of the survey objectives, methodology, and survey questions. They will be joined by colleagues from around the world who have conducted post-disaster resilience surveys and can share some firsthand experiences and best practices to shape the next phase of post-earthquake resilience measurement.

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Break

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Interactive Workshop 3B

Title:   Improving New Building Performance - Codes vs. Cost/Benefit Data vs. Resilience Ratings

Moderator:  John Shertobitoff, Ausenco, and Carlos Molina Hutt, University of British Columbia

Speakers:  John Sherstobitoff, Auscenco, Ken Elwood, University of Auckland, Evan Reis, US Resiliency Council, Tony Yang, University of British Columbia, Dave Brunsdon, Consultant, New Zealand, Keith Porter, University of British Columbia, Jim Malley, Degenkolb, John Hooper, Magnusson  Klemencic Associates, Perry Adebar, University of British Columbia

Location:    Fairview 1-4

4:00PM – 5:30PM

Interactive Workshop 6B

Title:                       Performance Based Design and Resiliency of Utilities & Bridges

Moderator:

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4:00PM – 5:30PM

EERI Session

Title:                       Lessons from Recent Earthquakes Hosted by LFE

Moderator:

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5:30PM – 7:00PM

EERI Committee Meetings

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

7:00AM – 9:00AM

EERI Committee Meetings

9:00AM – 10:00AM

Joyner Lecture

Title:  Simulating Realistic Earthquake Ground Motions

Speaker:  Robert W. Graves, USGS

10:00AM – 10:30AM

Coffee Break

 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Technical Session 8A

Title:                       New Technologies and Instrumentation

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The Strong Motion Forum has been a part of the EERI Annual Meetings for several decades. This year the Forum will have its own technical session.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Technical Session 5A

Title:                       Post-Earthquake Response and Recovery

Moderator:             Steven Bibby, BC Housing

Speakers:                Dave Brundson, New Zealand-Kestrel, Scott Nacheman, NCSEA-SEER, Ayse Hortacsu, Applied Technology Council (ATC), Jason Spotts , SAP-CalOES, Peter Mitchell, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

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This session explores recent developments and applications in seismic safety and planning that cover the spectrum from pre-event through recovery, including policy development, early warning, estimating fire following earthquakes, and scarce resource allocation after an earthquake. Specific assessments, methods and tools will be presented.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

EERI Session
Title:                       From Inventory to Ordinance. Translating Resilience into Community Values and Beliefs.

Moderator:           Hosted by the Concrete Coalition

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12:00PM – 2:00PM

Luncheon and EERI Honors Ceremony/ Annual Business Meeting

Location:    Parq E & F

2:00PM - 3:30PM

(Concurrent Session)

Interactive Workshop 8B

Title:                       New Technologies and Instrumentation

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Many of the guidelines and recommendations for the design of earthquake resistant structures were developed based on knowledge and experience gained from earthquakes occurring in Southern California. These events tend to be short in duration and contribute mainly to the response of short period structures. Recent subduction earthquakes have subjected structures to ground shaking with much longer duration. Earthquake generated hazards in the Pacific Northwest have the potential to cause long duration shaking and have a significant contribution to the response of long period structures. Geotechnical and structural design implications will be discussed as they pertain to long duration shaking for both short and long period structures.

 

2:00PM – 3:30PM

Interactive Workshop 5B

Title:                       Post-Earthquake Response and Recovery

Moderator:             Steven Bibby, BC Housing

Speakers:                Dave Brundson, New Zealand-Kestrel, Scott Nacheman, NCSEA-SEER, Bret Lizundia, RUTHERFORD + CHEKENE, Jason Spotts, SAP-CalOES, Peter Mitchell, Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Monrit Chatha, Reed Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

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This session provides international perspectives on the information needs and tools to provide to EERI & other experts so that they could assist with the response and recovery from an earthquake. The plenary will expand on the earlier Technical session 5A which provides an overview of the procedures, legislation, and options that exist, and a technical overview of various damage assessment programs such as Applied Technology Council (ATC), California Safety Assessment Program (SAP), National Council of Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA-SEER), International Code Council (ICC), New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (NZ-MBIE), and BC Housing.

 

 

2:00PM – 3:30PM

EERI SESSION

Title:                       Post-Earthquake Clearinghouse Sharing Session

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3:30PM – 4:00PM

Coffee Break

 

4:00PM – 5:30PM

Technical Session 2A

Title:                       Seismic Resilience and Connections Just Waiting to be Made

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The technical session focuses on elements of seismic and community resilience that may be emerging or well developed, but are not yet mature in terms of their implementation or adoption across disciplines or with communities. This is a challenge to speakers to identify an area that could contribute to seismic resilience if it were better understood or utilized by others, to build understanding of the constellation of multi-disciplinary and societal stakeholders who could apply the knowledge, and to lay the foundations for connecting with them in such a way as to advance actionable strategies and to accelerate seismic resilience.

4:00PM – 5:30PM

Technical Session 7A

Title:                       Policy, Insurance and Funding Incentives, Resillience Plans,

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4:00PM – 5:30PM

EERI Session 5C

Title:                       Exploring the LFE Resilience Reconnaissance Framework in the Context of the Puebla-Morelos Earthquake,

Panelists:               Erik Bishop, Reid Middleton, Dana Brechwald, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Veronica Cedillos, GeoHazards International, Rebecca Laberenne, 100 Resilient Cities, Debra Murphy, Slate Geotechnical Consultants, Karl Telleen, Maffei Structural Engineering

Location:              Parq A

Refinements to the LFE Resilience Reconnaissance Framework: A Case Study of its implementation in Mexico following the Puebla-Morelos Earthquake by the Housner Fellows (include how this fits with new directions of LFE)

5:30PM – 7:00

EERI Committee Meetings

Location:

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Poster Session and Reception

Location:

7:00PM – 8:30PM

Subscribing Member and Donor Reception

(by invitation only)

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

7:30AM – 9:00AM

EERI Committee Meetings

 

 

9:00AM – 10:30AM

Interactive Workshop 2B

Title:                       Connecting the Dots: Seismic Resilience through Inter-Disciplinary Synergy

Presenter:

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9:00AM – 10:30AM

Interactive Workshop 7B

Title:                       Policy, Insurance, and Funding Incentives, Resilience Plans

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9:00AM – 10:30AM

EERI Session

Title:                       Recent Legislative Policy Outcomes in Support of Earthquake Risk Reduction Hosted by the Public Policy Committee

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10:30AM -11:00AM

Coffee Break

11:00AM - 12:00AM

Plenary

Title:                       Summarizing Workshop Outcomes, Lessons Learned, Call to Action

Presenter:

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12:00PM - 12:30PM

Break

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Lunch

EERI-FEMA NEHRP Graduate Fellow Presentations Seismic Design Competition Award Ceremony

2:30PM - 5:30PM

Field Trips

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