From: Keith Porter
January 21, 2003 8:25 PM
To: 'parshaw Vaziri'
Subject: FW: PEER Fatality Project Kick-Off Meeting January
Parshaw: an item
for your calendar.
Porter, Senior Research Fellow
California Institute of Technology
California Blvd MC 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125-4400
(626) 395-4141 Fax
(626) 568-2719 Mobile (626) 233-9758
As you all know, our
kick-off meeting is next monday, January 27, from ~10 am to ~2 pm at the offices
of the UCLA Center for Public Health & Disasters.
The UCLA CPHD office is OFF CAMPUS in Westwood:
1145 Gayley Avenue, Suite 304. Phone: 310/794-0864
The building is at the corner of Gayley and Kinross, with
the underground parking entrance located on Kinross.
(For a landmark, Circuit City is on the ground floor of
Basic Directions from
Take the 405 North and
exit at Wilshire Blvd. toward Westwood/UCLA
Turn Left on Gayley,
Turn Left on Kinross,
entrance to the underground parking garage will be on the left.
Our proposed agenda is as
II. Objectives of testbeds
program, of the role of Van Nuys testbed, & of casualties in PEER's
research. Porter, 10 min.
Overview of Van Nuys model. Scope of years 5 & 6 work by Lowes &
Miranda. Results to date and expected by Sept 2003. Miranda, 15 min.
IV. Overview of
A. PEER theoretical work to date. Cornell,
B. Review of non-PEER work to date. History, current
limitations, recent efforts. Shoaf & Seligson, 15 min.
V. Discussion of UCLA/ABS Scope.
~2 hr (until ~1:30) including lunch.
A. Damage measures: "total
building collapse", "partial collapse" (e.g., frame collapse on some floors but
not others), "infill wall failure" (not applicable to Van Nuys test bed, but may
be of interest)
B. Fatality-model co-variates: demographics, location
C. Form of fatality relationship, including
D. Limitations of application
VI. Plans for interaction with other PEER
researchers (milestones, deliverables). 15 min.
VII. Future directions of casualty models for PEER.
If you have
any questions or comments, please let me or Kim know.
See you all next monday.