January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake

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For more information, view the press release:

Preliminary Reconnaissance Presentation about Haiti Earthquake

TUESDAY January 26, 2010
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Auditorium in Room 310, Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS Building), UC Berkeley

presentation by:
BFP Engineers, Inc.

Presentation slides - 01/26/2010, by Eduardo Fierro (PDF file - 51.8 MB)

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On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti caused extreme destruction to Haiti's infrastructure, economy and society. Eduardo Fierro, president of BFP Engineers, Inc. based in Berkeley CA, has just returned from a week of post-earthquake reconnaissance work investigating the damage in Haiti that was partially funded by PEER.

As the first earthquake engineer from the United States to do earthquake reconnaissance in Haiti, he will be presenting, for the first time, his personal account of the earthquake including photos and video that have never been seen. He will also share new information about the current situation in Haiti and will highlight the damage caused to the built environment from an engineering perspective.

Eduardo Fierro at the CITRIS auditorium

How can I attend this seminar?

  1. Attend in person at Auditorium in Room 310, Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS), UC Berkeley
  2. Watch remotely via Webcast live at 3 pm Jan. 26 2010: mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/PEER. The webcast will become available at 2:45 pm. It should load automatically, but if you have problems, make sure your computer has the latest version of Windows Media Player, RealPlayer or QuickTime installed.
  3. A video recording of the seminar will be available and posted to this web page by January 29th for viewing on demand.

This seminar is jointly organized and hosted by:

  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Haiti