April 4, 2018

USGS LogoThe USGS Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) released its annual announcement for assistance to support research in earthquake hazards, the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy.

Proposals are due May 22, 2018 This activity is authorized by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977.

French delegation imageA French delegation of 14 people visited PEER headquarters in Berkeley, California, on February 14, 2018, to learn about PEER activities and global seismic risk.  The California-based part of the delegation included Mr. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens (French Consul General in San Francisco), Mr. Christophe Lemoine (French Consul General in Los Angeles) and their staff.

April 3, 2018

March 27, 2018

June 25-29, 2018 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering - Los Angeles, California

March 26, 2018

PEER, in collaboration with MTS‘s Lab Expert Seminar Series, held a two day workshop on March 20-21, 2018, focusing on a comprehensive exploration of hybrid simulation technologies and methods. The event was held at the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station and had a great turnout with active participation of 45 attendees.

March 24, 2018

PEER participated in the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) meeting on March 14 & 15, 2018, held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) in Uji Campus, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

March 22, 2018

Mike Mieler and Judy Mitrani-Reiser recently published an article in the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering that holistically reviews the state of the art in assessing earthquake-induced loss of functionality in buildings.

March 21, 2018

In 1971, the NISEE-PEER Library opened its doors at the Richmond Field Station and began its mission of serving the information needs of the earthquake engineering community. The NISEE-PEER Library houses a large, specialized physical collection of library materials in addition to the NISEE-PEER Online Archive.

March 20, 2018

BridgePBEE has been recently enhanced by incorporating robust plotting and visualization packages to make this user-interface more versatile and user-friendly. An overview was presented at the 2018 PEER Annual Meeting, Plenary 4 Session, “Performance-Based Engineering: Research”, in the presentation “Towards a Performance Assessment Calculation Tool (PACT) for Bridge Systems,” by UC San Diego Professor Ahmad Elgamal.

March 11, 2018

PEER has just published Report No. 2017/10 titled “Development of Time Histories for IEEE693 Testing and Analysis (Including Seismically Isolated Equipment).” It was authored by Shakhzod M. Takhirov, Eric Fujisaki, Leon Kempner, Michael Riley, and Brian Low.

Visit the PEER publications page to download a free color pdf of the document.


PEER has just published Report No. 2017/09 titled “”R” Package for Computation of Earthquake Ground-Motion Response Spectra.” It was authored by Pengfei Wang, Jonathan P. Stewart, Yousef Bozorgnia, David M. Boore, Tadahiro Kishida.

Visit the PEER publications page to download a free color pdf of the document.


March 9, 2018

KPFA radio (94.1FM) aired an interview with PEER Director Khalid Mosalam on March 6, 2018, on “Upfront,” a daily news broadcast that delivers local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions.

February 13, 2018

PEER is saddened to hear of the passing of Stephen A. Mahin, former PEER Director, on February 10, 2018.

Stephen A. Mahin
October 16, 1946 – February 10, 2018

February 7, 2018

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

January 29, 2018

The 2018 NHERI REU program provides research opportunities at 10 hazard-engineering, simulation and cyberinfrastructure facilities around the country. Over the course of the summer, students work side-by-side with earthquake, wind, tsunami and coastal engineers, geoscientists, and data scientists – all dedicated to mitigating the effects of natural hazards.

January 8, 2018

PEER is partnering with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to co-host this workshop to identify research needs and opportunities arising from the USGS HayWired Scenario’s examination of outcomes of current building code requirements.

October 27, 2017

Cosmos Meeting Nov 17, 2017

September 12, 2017

September 8, 2015

“Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty”

The 2016 PEER Annual Meeting will be hosted at the International House at the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday January 28 and Friday January 29, 2016. “Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty” will feature the role of multi-disciplinary performance-based engineering with seismic and related natural hazards to achieve community resiliency.