Mitigation of Collapse Risk in Older Concrete Buildings - Grand Challenge Research of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center and the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

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This NEES Grand Challenge Project brings together researchers, educators, engineers, and public policy experts in a five-year program to develop effective strategies for identifying seismically hazardous older concrete building construction and promoting effective mitigation strategies.

Research consists in four areas:
  • - Pilot studies of risk in existing cities
  • - Laboratory and field testing of components and structures
  • - Model development
  • - Development of mitigation strategies
Education occurs through
  • - Training of undergraduate and graduate students
  • - Development of education materials for students and practitioners
Engineers and Public Policy Professionals are involved through
  • - The Concrete Coalition
  • - Advisory panels
  • - Workshops

The project was initiated in January 2007 and will continue through December 2012.

The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Simulation (NEES)is sponsored by the National Science Foundation  NSF logo