2007 PEER Annual Meeting


Hotel Nikko - LoungePEER's annual meeting features working sessions that engage researchers and industry partners in discussions about research accomplishments, needs, and plans. Friday's activities include plenary sessions that examine ways in which PEER's research affects earthquake engineering practice and seismic hazard mitigation. The day concludes with a student poster session, reception and group dinner for all participants.

Saturday's activities will focus on small working group discussions, organized around thrust area and cross cutting topics, which feature selected presentations from student and faculty researchers on current projects, needs and opportunities.

PEER 2007 ANNUAL MEETING – San Francisco, CA
19-20 January 2007

"The Practice of Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering"

FRIDAY – 19 January 2007
8:00 – 9:00: Registration
8:30 – 9:00: Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30: Opening Plenary Session – led by Jack Moehle
9:30 – 10:30: Session I – Innovations in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering of Buildings [Moderator: Jack Moehle]
  1. BUILDING DESIGN - Performance Design in Practice: Mary Comerio (UC Berkeley) and David Friedman (Forell/Elsesser Engineers)
  2. BUILDING SAFETY - ATC 63 Procedure to Establish Collapse Safety of Building Code Provisions: Charles Kircher (Charles Kircher and Associates)
  3. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT - ATC 58 Performance Assessment Calculation Tool (PACT) for Seismic Loss Modeling: Farzad Naeim (John A. Martin & Associates)
10:30 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 – 12:00: Session II – Current and Future Initiatives in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering [Moderator: Greg Deierlein]
  1. BRIDGES - Benchmarking the Performance of California Overpass Bridges: Boza Stojadinovic (UC Berkeley) - applications of nonlinear analysis to assess bridge performance
  2. TALL BUILDINGS - Performance Based Guidelines and Regulations: Joseph Maffei (Rutherford & Chekene) and Jack Moehle (UC Berkeley)
  3. LEVEES - California's Delta Levees: High Stakes Performance-Based Engineering: Ray Seed (UC Berkeley)
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH
  1. GENERAL: Lunch for general participants and researchers
  2. All Students with BIP Members and SLC: Welcome by SLC president, BIP presentation (TBD)
1:30 – 3:00 Session IIIa – Building Loss Assessment and Implications on Decision Making [Moderator: Ron Mayes]
  1. Building Department Data from Loma Prieta and Northridge Calibrate Downtime Models: Mary Comerio (UC Berkeley)
  2. New Loss Estimates for UC Berkeley: Craig Comartin (Comartin Associates) and Charles Kircher (Charles Kircher & Associates)
  3. Modeling the 3D's for PEER's Benchmark Building: James Beck and Judy Mitrani-Reisner (Caltech)
  4. Loss Estimation in Practice: Craig Cole (Degenkolb Engineers)
Session IIIb – Practical Application of Nonlinear Analysis for Bridges [Moderator: Tom Shantz]
  1. Reinforcing Bar Buckling and Fracture in RC Bridge Columns – Experimental Studies and Analytical Models : John Stanton, Dawn Lehman (U.Washington) and Sashi Kunnath (UC Davis)
  2. Validation and Confidence Building in Nonlinear Simulation: Stephen Mahin and Hyung Jeong (UC Berkeley)
  3. Nonlinear Analysis of Pile Foundations for Effects of Liquefaction: Lelio H. Mejia (URS Corporation)
  4. Seismic Design of Pile Foundations for Liquefaction Effects: Ross Boulanger (UC Davis)
3:00 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 5:00: Session IVa – A Seismic Rehabilitation Agenda for Older Hazardous Concrete Buildings
  1. EERI Concrete Building Coalition and NEESR Grand Challenge: Craig Comartin (Craig D. Comartin) and Jack Moehle (UC Berkeley)
  2. Modifications to ASCE 41 Reinforced Concrete Provisions: Ken Elwood (U. British Columbia)
  3. Assessing Effectiveness of Building Code Provisions: Greg Deierlein (Stanford University)
  4. Policy Issues: Peter May (U. Washington) and Laurence Kornfield (San Francisco Department of Building Inspection)
Session IVb – Simulation and Information Technologies for Research and Practice [Moderator: Farzad Naeim]
  1. Role of NEES Information Technologies in Performance-Based Engineering: Ahmed Elgamal (UC San Diego)
  2. Development and Utilization of Databases on Component Experiments: Helmut Krawinkler and Dimitrios Lignos (Stanford University)
  3. Innovative Advancements Using the PEER Ground Motion Database: Christine Goulet (UCLA)
  4. Unique Capabilities of OpenSees for Performance-Based Engineering: Gregory Fenves (UC Berkeley) and Curt Haselton (Chico State University)
5:00 – 6:00 IAB Meeting
5:00 – 7:00 Reception and Poster Session (All PEER Projects)
7:00 – 8:30 Dinner
SATURDAY – 20 January 2007
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 Plenary – Panel Discussion: PEER Graduation – What Lies Beyond Year Ten
9:30 – 9:45 BREAK (and move to breakout rooms)
9:45 – 12:00:
Research Focus Area Coordination Meetings
(Open to researchers, students, PEER Business and Industry Partners, and other interested parties)
Loss Assessment in Buildings
Leader: Mary Comerio
Analysis and Assessment
of Buildings

Leader: Helmut Krawinkler
Working Group
on Shallow Foundations

Leader: Jonathan Stewart
Bridges with Liquefaction
Leader: Ross Boulanger
Benchmarking Studies
and Self-Centering

Leader: Stephen Mahin
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH
Lunchtime presentation: "PEER Ground Motion Research Projects: A Status Report” Yousef Bozorgnia (UC Berkeley)
12:00 – 1:00 Education Committee Meeting
1:30 – 3:30:
Research Thrust Area Coordination Meetings
(Open to researchers, students, PEER Business and Industry Partners, and other interested parties)
Thrust Area I –
Building Systems

Leaders: Mary Comerio and Helmut Krawinkler
Thrust Area II –
Bridges and Transportation Systems

Leaders: Stephen Mahin and Ross Boulanger
Thrust Area IV –
Simulation and
Information Technologies

Leaders: Gregory Fenves
and Ahmed Elgamal
3:30 – 5:00 SLC Committee Meeting
3:30 PEER Annual Meeting Adjourns