2018 PEER Annual Meeting

PEER at 21: The Practice of Performance-Based Engineering for Natural Hazards

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The 2018 PEER Annual Meeting will be hosted at the International House at the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19, 2018.

“PEER at 21: The Practice of Performance-Based Engineering for Natural Hazards” will feature the role of multi-disciplinary performance-based engineering with seismic and related natural hazards to achieve community resiliency. The meeting will open on Thursday, January 18 with plenary sessions highlighting the role of PEER research in the fields of performance-based engineering and resilience, and to identify areas where research and development of technology and tools are needed for effective decision-making.  On Friday, January 19, concurrent breakout sessions will be formatted for more detailed discussion and engagement of PEER-funded researchers and projects, with the goal of creating a synergy of resources and information.

Decision-making stakeholders, practicing professionals, researchers, faculty, students, and others interested in the practice of performance-based engineering for natural hazards are encouraged to attend.

PEER Blind Prediction Contest
PEER is organizing a blind prediction contest for a bridge bent that consists of two self-centering resilient columns tested on the PEER UC Berkeley shaking table in October 2017. The winners will be announced at the PEER Annual Meeting.

More information about the competition and deadlines can be accessed from: http://apps.peer.berkeley.edu/prediction_contest/

Poster Presenters – application deadline December 1, 5pm

Emerging researchers and students are encouraged to apply to participate in the poster session – refer to Registration site. All accepted posters will be displayed during the PEER poster session on the evening of Thursday, January 18, in the Great Hall at the International House.

Click here for the schedule, program and registration information.

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