Chapter Discussion: Vulnerable Concrete Buildings

Concrete buildings with known design flaws continue to be responsible for a large percentage of earthquake fatalities.  The 2011 Christchurch earthquake and recent Kaohsiung, Taiwan event highlight devastating failures of deficient concrete buildings.  The EERI community is aware of the risk these structures pose and research projects have been undertaken to characterize the risk.  The City of Los Angeles over the past two years has adopted the most aggressive policy for concrete buildings in the state.  Are similar policies needed in the Bay Area?  Come join the conversation!

Date: Tuesday, March 15th 2016
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 (6:00 Networking; 6:15 Program)
Location: The Association of Bay Area Governments Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA, 94607
RSVP: Email by Wednesday March 9th. Please RSVP so that we order enough food; however, don’t hesitate to bring along a suddenly inspired co-worker at the last minute!


Student Chapters from Northern California universities will join the meeting and share their progress for the upcoming Annual Meeting Seismic Design Competition.  Following their presentations Bill Holmes will provide a short talk to activate discussion around concrete building policy.  We hope to have EERI Northern California members currently in Taiwan at the meeting to provide commentary on their recent reconnaissance, as well as members who have been active in EERI’s Concrete Coalition initiative.

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