Utah Resilience Webinar – Dr. Judith Mitrani-Reiser – December 3, 2020

Register online here: https://utah.eeri.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Fall2020_Newsletter_FINAL.pdf

July 23, 2020 EERI Learning From Earthquakes Webinar – The 2020 Magna, Utah Earthquake


This Learning from Earthquakes webinar will provide an overview of the impacts from the M5.7 March 18, 2020 Magna, Utah earthquake. Don’t miss this multidisciplinary webinar, where you’ll gain insights covering science, engineering, and response aspects of the earthquake. You will also learn how the earthquake affected the natural and built environment, as well as about current mitigation efforts in Utah.

More info on EERI website

Webinar Recording

2019 Utah Disaster Resilience Symposium

Building Resilient Communities: Plan to Survive and Thrive

Please join us for the 2018 Resiliency Workshop on February 9, 2018.


Building Resilient Communities: Plan to Survive and Thrive

Friday February 9, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cottonwood Heights City Hall
2277 Bengal Boulevard,
Cottonwood Heights, UT


The Keynote Speaker is Robert J. Grow, JD and President / Chief Executive Officer for Envision Utah.

Panel Discussion Topics:

  • Assessing community vulnerabilities to natural disasters
  • Setting recovery goals
  • Learning how to create a recovery plan
  • Implementing strategies now to improve recovery later
  • Understanding the natural hazards in your community
  • Learning from successful communities

Register Here 

Building Resilient Communities – Plan to Survive and Thrive – Flyer Jan 10

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.


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

MaxfieldSeismic Design
DavenportMiller Group
LundEconomic Recovery
WoodEarthquake Scenario
Mitrani-ReiserResilience Based Design
SteverHealth Department
BerrettPublic Works
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

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)
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

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