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An article on Stuff about the increasing use of steel building construction following earthquakes in Christchurch reports on research by Michel Bruneau, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, that showed that steel framed buildings that already existed at the time of the earthquakes stood up well.
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UB’s MCEER, as part of a consortium with other research associations and companies, received a significant grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project entitled Seismic Isolation of Major Advanced Reactor Systems for Economic Improvement and Safety Assurance.
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Sissy Nikolaou (MS ’95, PhD ‘98), PE was elected governor of the ASCE G-I Board last month. The G-I is a membership organization, within ASCE, focused on geoprofessionals and the geo-industry.


Andreas Stavridis, an assistant professor in UB's Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, is part of team traveling to Mexico City to investigate damage following the September earthquake.

An article in Engineering News-Record reports on research, co-led by UB earthquake engineer Michel Bruneau, that examines how a new wall-building system could transform how office towers are constructed.
An article on Futurism about how engineering earthquake-proof buildings could have saved lives in the Sept. 20 earthquake in Mexico City interviews Andrew Whittaker, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
An article in The Wall Street Journal about the role geography and building codes played in Tuesday’s deadly earthquake in Mexico City quotes Andreas Stavridis, assistant professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.

A story on WKBW-TV about the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico earlier this week featured an interview with Amjad Aref, a professor in the department of civil, structural and environmental engineering.