• FEMA P-58:  New Tools and Guidance for Performance Based Seismic Design, 8:00am-12:00pm (Tuesday, March 5)

    Cost:  $30 (this workshop will include a coffee break, but lunch is NOT provided)

    This training will present new tools and guidance for performance-based seismic design, developed under the second phase of the FEMA P-58 project. This methodology was first published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2012, along with an implementation tool for seismic performance assessment of buildings. The follow-on project, conducted by the Applied Technology Council with funding from FEMA, developed guidance on performance of code-conforming buildings and seismic design of new buildings, as well as improvements to existing tools, incorporating environmental considerations related to seismic performance of buildings. This training seminar will provide an overview of the newly available tools and guidance.

  • LFE Earthquake Reconnaissance Workshop  2:00-5:00PM (Tuesday, March 5)

    Cost:  $30 (this workshop will include a coffee break, but lunch is NOT provided)

    This workshop will provide an overview of EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes Program and training for EERI’s field data collection tools. The workshop will include a field exercise that will give participants the opportunity to practice making reconnaissance observations using the demonstrated tools and visualizing them on an EERI virtual earthquake clearinghouse website. EERI members who complete this training will be well-positioned to contribute effectively to reconnaissance efforts following a future earthquake in their area. 

The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

Contact Info


Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

499 14th Street, Suite 220,

Oakland, CA 94612-1934, USA

Phone: 510-451-0905
Fax: 510-451-5411

Our Subscribing Members

EERI Subscribing Membership is a unique opportunity for companies to publicly demonstrate their support of earthquake engineering and their commitment to EERI's mission.

Click here to learn more

Become a Member

EERI provides members with many ways to stay on top of the latest research and professional developments.