2017 Joint SEAU / EERI Utah Chapter Meetings

Please join us for the local presentation of the 2017 EERI Distinguished Lecture on the evening of Thursday October 26, 2017.

The distinguished lecture this year explores a conceptual framework for creating a building code that reflects the realities of earthquake losses and the social dynamics of shared economic decisions by Dr. Lucy Jones.

The lecture will be held at the University of Utah in the Warnock Engineering Building room WEBL-104. A social event will begin at 5:30pm where light refreshments will be served. The lecture will go from 6:00 to 7:30pm. See the attached flyer for additional information.

Joint EERISEAU Flyer 2017

Lucy Jones – Life Safety in the City – SLC_2017 Slides

2016 EERI Distinguished Lecture

Please join us for the local presentation of the 2016 EERI Distinguished Lecture on the evening of Thursday September 8, 2016.

The focus of the distinguished lecture this year is taking engineering standards from Performance-Based Engineering to Earthquake Resilience by Dr. Gregory Deierlein of Standford University.

The lecture will be held at the University of Utah in the Kennecott Building room MEK-3550. A social event will begin at 5:30pm where light refreshments will be served. The lecture will go from 6:00 to 7:30pm. See the attached flyer for additional information.

EERI 2016 DISTINGUISHED LECTURE FLYER

Download Utah Earthquake Resiliency Workshop Materials

April 27, 2016

Attendees may click here to receive Professional Development Hours.

Click the corresponding links in the table to download each presentation. The Workbook has been updated to include all of the presentation materials and is in color. Click here to download the revised Workbook:  Utah Earthquake Resiliency Workshop Workbook

 

Individual Presentations

PresenterTopic
PolandKeynote
PechmannEarthquakes
MaxfieldSeismic Design
WelliverSchools
BeReadyUtahBusiness
JohnsonBorp
DavenportMiller Group
LundEconomic Recovery
WoodEarthquake Scenario
Mitrani-ReiserResilience Based Design
SteverHealth Department
BerrettPublic Works
BomanSolar
YuOregon Plan

 

Utah Earthquake Resiliency Workshop

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Viridian Event Center, West Jordan Utah

The Utah Chapter of EERI is pleased to announce the Utah Earthquake Resiliency Workshop to be held April 27, 2016, at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan, UT. This event will bring together engineers, architects, planners, geologists, government officials, community leaders, business owners, utility companies, and representatives from healthcare, public education, universities, and transportation. The workshop will bring in nationally known experts as keynote speakers with significant background in the field of resilience.

7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Check-in
8:00 – 8:15 Introductions
8:15 – 9:00 Keynote Speaker:  Chris Poland, SE, NAE
9:00 – 9:45 Earthquakes:  Public Perception vs Reality
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:50 The Critical Three: Schools, Housing & Jobs
10:55 – 11:45 Utah’s Economic Resilience:  Getting the Wheels Rolling Again
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 State Healthcare Resiliency Efforts: What Can We Learn?
1:20 – 2:05 Public Works and Lifelines: Understanding the Interdependencies
2:10 – 3:00 Role of Government: Mitigation Efforts & Recovery Expectations
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:00 Closing Keynote: Kent Yu, SE, Learning from the Oregon Resiliency Plan
4:00 – 5:00 Discussion & Planning

Click here to view or download the full program and panelist details.

 

Resiliency Workshop
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SEAU/EERI Meeting – Nepal Earthquake Reconnaissance

October 15, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Joint EERI Utah Chapter/SEAU Meeting
Nepal Earthquake Reconnaissance

 

This seminar will feature the first-hand accounts of two individuals involved with the earthquake reconnaissance in Nepal, with a focus on the structural and geotechnical issues.
Speakers will be:
Dr. Judith Mitrani-Reiser from Johns Hopkins University, and
Dr. Youssef Hashash from the University of Illinois

Click here for the event flyer (PDF, 207KB)

Presented by: EERI Utah ChapterStructural Engineers Association of Utah (SEAU)
Date:
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 6:00 Refreshments, 6:00 – 8:00 Presentations and Questions
Location: Warnock Engineering Building (WEB), Room L103 at the University of Utah – 72 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Cost: Free, no registration is required to attend

For more information, contact Brent Maxfield at utah@eeri.org.

 

 

 

2015 EERI Distinguished Lecture

Cities, Earthquakes, and Time

Presented by Dr. Robert Olshansky – Professor and Head at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | Lecture at 3:30 P.M.
Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Suite A on the Lower Level
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84119

See the Flyer for more information – EERI Distinguished Lecture 2015

Who Should Attend: Emergency Planners, Emergency Managers, Planners, Policy Makers, Seismologists, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Geologists.

Focus Topics: Mitigation, Recovery, Planning for Resilience, and Construction Standards

This lecture is open to the general public.  There is no cost to attend, and you do not need to RSVP.  Please invite others who you feel would be interested in this lecture.

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of EERI

EERI Short Course on Liquefaction 2014

Utah Chapter EERI Short Course

EVALUATION AND MITIGATION OF LIQUEFACTION HAZARD FOR ENGINEERING PRACTICE

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Maverik Center, West Valley Utah (MAP)

3200 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, UT 84119

4th Floor Centennial Room

Cosponsors

Utah Chapter Geo-Institute, Utah Seismic Safety Commission, Utah Geological Association

 SEE Full Course Flyer Here (EERI Short Course Flyer 2014)

Finn Course Notes Finn, EERI SLC Liquefaction Short Course Notes

Finn Slides Finn, EERI SLC Liquefaction Short Course

Youd Slides Youd, EERI SLC Liquefaction Short Course, Damage to Buidling Foundations

Francis Slides Francis, EERI SLC Liquefaction Short Course, Tsunami Liquefaction Scour

Bartlett Slides Bartlett, EERI SLC Liquefaction Short Course, Mapping of Lateral Spread

Anderson Slides Anderson, EERI SLC Liquefaction Short Course, Accommodating Liquefaction Induced Failure Modes In the Risk Assessment of Dams

Who should attend?: 

Geotechnical and structural engineers, building and transportation officials, and risk managers.

Purpose:

Improve engineering practice in Utah through thorough review and discussion of state-of-the-art procedures applied by engineers to evaluate and mitigate liquefaction hazard.  Emphasis will be on urban infrastructure, including bridges, buildings and planned development.

Speakers:

Invited instructor:  W.D. Liam Finn, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, University of British Colombia

Bio: W. D. Liam Finn (B.Eng National University of Ireland, 1954; M.Sc, PhD University of Washington 1957, 1960).  Liam is an expert in geotechnical earthquake engineering with particular interest in liquefaction, seismic response of sites and earth structures, seismic safety evaluation of dams, seismic response of pile foundations and seismic risk. He pioneered the use of dynamic effective stress analysis in practice and the use of large strain deformation analysis for the analysis of post liquefaction deformation of dams. Liam initiated the first program of geotechnical earthquake engineering in Canada at UBC in 1966 and pioneered the development of effective stress dynamic analysis in 1975. He currently sits on the Technical Review Board for the Seismic Retrofit of British Columbia Schools where he was a major contributor to a recently developed a risk management plan for this $2 billion project. Mitigating liquefaction hazard is a major risk considered in this plan.  For this work, Liam received the Consulting Engineers of Canada award for his contribution to the seismic retrofit program for BC Schools.  He was Editor of the International Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering from 2000-2008 and is on editorial boards for other journals. He is a former Chairman of ISSMGE/TC-4 the Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering.

Speakers on selected topics:  Loren Anderson, USU; Steve Bartlett, UofU; Kevin Franke, BYU; Kyle Rollins, BYU; Les Youd, BYU.  Please see that attached flyer for the final list of speakers and subjects.

Course schedule:

7:30 am           Registration opens, continental breakfast

8:00 am           Greetings and introductions

8:15 am           Instruction by Dr. Liam Finn

10:15 am         15 minute break

12:30 pm         Lunch

1:15 pm           Presentations by selected speakers

2:45 pm           break

3:00 pm           Questions from attendees to panel of speakers

5:00 pm           Concluding remarks and closure

 

Registration fees:

Online before April 2, 2014 (pre-registration closed after that date):

  • Nonmember     $250.00
  • Members of Utah Chapter EERI     $210.00
    Join Utah Chapter of EERI ($25.00) EERI website and register for the short course at the member price
  • Member of cosponsoring society     $240.00
  • Student     $25.00
  • Corporate or Government Group     $210.00
    If 3 or more individuals from a corporation become members of the Utah Chapter of EERI ($25.00 see utah.eeri.org to become a member), then each member of the corporation or member agency may register at the member price.

Registration after April 1, 2014 or in person at the Maverik Center (please pay by check made out to EERI Utah Chapter):

  • Nonmember     $300.00
  • Members of Utah Chapter EERI     $260.00
    Join Utah Chapter of EERI ($25.00) EERI website and register for the short course at the member price
  • Member of cosponsoring society     $290.00
  • Student     $30.00
  • Corporate or Government Group $260.00If 3 or more individuals from a corporation become members of the Utah Chapter of EERI ($25.00 see utah.eeri.org to become a member), then each member of the corporation or member agency may register at the member price.

To register for the short course, please visit the registration website here. 

EERI Joyner Lecture with David Boore

Ground-Motion Prediction Equations: Past, Present, and Future

Presented by Dr. David Boore Geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey – Earthquake Science Center.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Social at 5:30 P.M. and Lecture at 6:00 P.M.
Warnock Engineering Building Room L103
72 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119

See the Flyer for more information – EERI Joyner Lecture – Room Change

Who Should Attend: Seismologist, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Geologists, Civil Engineers, Earth Scientists, Emergency Managers

Focus Topics: Earthquake Engineering, Ground Motion Prediction Equations, Seismology, Earth Science, Building Science

This lecture is open to the general public.  There is no cost to attend, and you do not need to RSVP.  Please invite others who you feel would be interested in this lecture.

The lecture will be webcast live for persons outside of the Salt Lake and Davis Counties. Please contact Gloria Dearden to get the connection information: 801.333.7676, GDearden@absconsulting.com

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of EERI and Structural Engineering Association of Utah

We Just Had a Major Earthquake – Where Are Responders and Resources Needed?

We Just Had a Major Earthquake
Where are Responders and Resources Needed?
Come learn about USGS tools to rapidly assess an earthquake’s economic and human impact

Presented by Dr. David Wald Seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado School of Mines.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 3:30 P.M.
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1335 West 3100 South, West Valley City, Utah 84119

See the Flyer for more information – EERI Spring Seminar 2015

Presentation Slides – Slides – David Wald Lecture – February 10, 2015 USGS Tools for Assessment

The video for this seminar is pending….

Who Should Attend: Emergency Managers, First Responders, Government Officials, Utilities, Earth Scientists, Seismologists, Geologists, Engineers, Building Officials

Focus Topics: ShakeMap, ShakeCast, PAGER, Emergency Managment

This lecture is open to the general public.  There is no cost to attend, and you do not need to RSVP.  Please invite others who you feel would be interested in this lecture.

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of EERI and Salt Lake County Emergency Management

2014 EERI Board Meetings

Minutes from the board meetings held in 2014.

Board Minutes 2014-Jan

Board Minutes 2014-Feb

Board Minutes 2014-Apr

Board Minutes 2014-Dec

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