November Chapter Meeting

Wednesday November 17, 2010

“Update on liquefaction hazard zone mapping and current research for mitigating soil liquefaction

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Venue: Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, One Market St,  Suite #600 , San Francisco

Join the chapter for a interesting discussion focused on current updates in evaluating liquefaction hazards.

Chuck Real (California Geological Survey) will summarize existing and new methods for delineating liquefaction hazard zones for the California Seismic Hazard Zone mapping program.

UC Davis Ph.D. candidate Brina Mortensen will present current research on harnessing sustainable biological processes to improve soil conditions and mitigate soil-liquefaction hazards.

UC Davis Ph.D. candidate Ronnie Kamai will summarize numerical simulations of soil conditions that help define the amounts and patterns of surface deformation resulting from liquefaction.

Collectively, these efforts will improve definition of liquefaction hazard zones and guide risk-based planning decisions.

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