2014 EERI Short Course on Liquefaction


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.