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New Zealand 2010-11, 2016 Earthquakes: Relevance to NYC and US Critical Infrastructure

Date: Thursday February 2, 2017, 3:30-7:30 pm
Place: The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036

Type: Mini-Symposium & Panel Discussion
By: NYNE Chapter of EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute) and GEER (Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance) Association
 Free, registration required due to limited space (
PDH: 4 PDHs (no cost for EERI-NYNE members, or $25/PDH for non-members)
Details: to follow (check for updates)


  • Tom O'Rourke, NAE, FREng - Thomas R. Briggs Professor, Cornell Univ.
  • Jonathan Bray, PE, NAE - Faculty Chair in Earthquake Engineering Excellence, Univ. of CA Berkeley
  • Brendon Bradley - Professor in Earthquake Engineering, Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Ellen Rathje, PE - Warren S. Bellows Centennial Professor of Civil Engineering, Univ. TX Austin


  • Mary Comerio, President of EERI and Professor, Univ. of CA Berkeley
  • Andrew Whittaker, PE, SE – Prof. of Structural Engineering; MCEER Director, U. Buffalo; SEAoNY collaborator
  • David Wald – USGS Real-Time EQ Information R&D, National Earthquake Information Center
  • Ramon Gilsanz, PE, SE – Partner, GMS; Chair of 2014 NYC Building Code Technical Committee
  • Sissy Nikolaou, PE – Principal, WSP|PB; Chair of 2014 NYC Seismic Code Technical sub-Committee