The PEER research program aims to provide data, models, and software tools to support a formalized performance-based earthquake engineering methodology. Within the broad field of earthquake engineering, PEER's research currently is focused on six thrusts, these being Building Systems, Bridge and Transportation Systems, Lifelines Systems, Earthquake Hazard Characteristics, Social Sciences and Information Technologies/Data Science in support of the methodology implementation. The six thrusts have the following components.
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is a multi-institutional research and education center with headquarters at the University of California, Berkeley. Investigators from over 20 universities, several consulting companies, plus researchers at various State and Federal government agencies contribute to research programs focused on performance-based earthquake engineering in disciplines including structural and geotechnical engineering, geology/seismology, lifelines, transportation, risk management, and public policy.
PEER News and Events: Annual Meetings, Blind Prediction Contests, Workshops and Webinars. See the event listings for more information.