Published September 21, 2017
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.
Aref, whose research focus area is structural and earthquake engineering discussed the strength of the earthquake and the effects it had on buildings and structures in the affected areas.
"A 7.1 is a very strong ground shaking that will cause a lot of older buildings to collapse," Aref says, "Modern buildings might sustain some damage."
Mark Pitman, the technical services manager for the structural engineering and earthquake simulation laboratory, is also quoted in the story, regarding earthquake simulations and the types of research being conducted in the lab.
Read the story here.
As part of the Every Day Counts Program, the Federal Highway Administration is sponsoring a webinar series: UHPC Implementation Stories, July 11, 1–2:30 p.m. EDT. This is the fifth topic in a series of six webinars offered on UHPC uses, benefits, lessons learned, and example case studies. Visit FHWA’s UHPC website for more information on registering for this and future webinars and for links to additional resources.
TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET about the concepts of Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design (DDBD) as a methodology suitable for seismic design of bridges. Presenters will cover the fundamentals of DDBD and its application to multi-span bridge structures. They will also describe example bridge designs that use this method.
11th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation Infrastructure, Washington, DC, September 26-27, 2017. Organized by Transportation Research Board.