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September 18, 2014

Watch the South Napa Earthquake Briefing Video and Read the Briefing Summary

On Monday, September 15, 2014 the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) cohosted a reconnaissance briefing of preliminary observations from the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake. Below is a recording of the briefing. Click here for details...



September 18, 2014

2014 EERI Technical Seminar Series: Performance Based Design – State of the Practice for Tall Buildings

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) 2014 Technical Seminar Series focuses on the State of the Practice for Performance Based Seismic Design (PBD) of Tall Buildings. For the last decade engineers in major cities along the West Coast have taken advantage of performance based design concepts to achieve structural designs of tall buildings that are not in strict compliance with the International Building Code prescriptive provisions. Click here for details...



September 18, 2014

2015 Board Nominees

The 2015 EERI Nominating Committee has submitted a slate of candidates for two open positions on the EERI Board of Directors. Click here for details...



September 18, 2014

Shah Family Innovation Prize: Call for Nominations

Do you know a young academic or professional making a difference in reducing global earthquake risk? Members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the Shah Family Innovation Prize from government, private firms, academia, and the international community. Click here for details...

The purpose of the EERI Purdue University Student Chapter is the dissemination of knowledge of the theory and practice of all phases of Earthquake Engineering and other related fields, as well as the furtherance of the professional development of students. The object of the Chapter is to encourage and inform the students in reducing earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of Earthquake Engineering by improving the understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economical, political and cultural environment, and by advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

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Events Timeline

April 8, 2014

Seminar

Guest speaker:
James Swanson from Halvorson and Partners
Topic:
Structural Challenges of the Vietinbank Business Centre Location:
HAMP 1144
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

April 15, 2014

Seminar

Guest speaker:
David A. Friedman from Forell/Elsesser Engineers
Topic:
Retrofit of California Memorial Stadium
Protecting and Strengthening a Landmark on an Active Earthquake Fault
Location:
HAMP 1144
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

April 22, 2014

Seminar

Guest speaker:
Christopher Brown from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Topic:
The Cayan Tower (Infinity Tower)
Location:
HAMP 1144
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm