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March 8, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Seismic Performance of Isolated Bridges under Extreme Shaking" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Gilberto Mosqueda, Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego.

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March 4, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Validation and Utilization of Physics-based Simulated Ground Motions for Bridge Performance Assessment" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Farzin Zareian, Associate Professor, UC Irvine. The Research Team includes Mayssa Dabaghi, Co-PI, American University of Beirut, Jawad Fayaz, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Irvine, and Sarah Azar, Graduate Student Researcher, American University of Beirut.

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Ground Improvement-Based Protection of Transportation Infrastructure: Validation of PBE via Centrifuge and Numerical Modeling" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Tara Hutchinson, Professor of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego. The Co-Principal Investigator is John McCartney, Professor of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego. The Research Team includes Jeffrey Newgard, Research Assistant, UC San Diego.

March 3, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Implementation of Frequency-Dependent Impedance Functions in OpenSees" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Jian Zhang, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UCLA. The Research Team includes S. Farid Ghahari, Project Scientist, UCLA and Ertugrul Taciroglu, Professor and Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UCLA (Senior Collaborator).

March 1, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Performance-Based Economic Loss Assessment Due to a Hypothetical Large Southern California Earthquake Based on the Disruption and Recovery of Port of Los Angeles Freight Traffic" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Ertugrul Taciroglu, Professor of Civil Engineering, UC Los Angeles. The Co-Principal Investigator is Kenichi Soga, Professor of Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley.

February 26, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Advanced Guidelines for Stability Design of Slender Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Michael H. Scott, Professor, Oregon State University. The Co-Principal Investigator is Mark D. Denavit, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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PEER has just published Report No. 2020/10: "Low Seismic Damage Columns for Accelerated Bridge Construction." It was authored by Arpit Nema and Jose Restrepo, UC San Diego.

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February 23, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2021/01: "Fire-Induced Structural Collapse on Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California, May 23, 2020." It was authored by Mohammadreza Eslami, Khalid Mosalam, Ankit Agrawal, Amarnath Kasalanati, UC Berkeley.

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The impact of a PEER funded research project "Refined Bridge Deck Design and Analysis" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Lijuan “Dawn” Cheng, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis. The Research Team includes Xun “Clay” Wang, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Davis.

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February 18, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Prediction of Seismic Compression of Unsaturated Backfills" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is John McCartney, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego. The Research Team includes Wenyong Rong, Post-doctoral Researcher, UC San Diego.

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February 16, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/26: "Long-Term Monitoring of Bridge Settlements using Vision-Based Embedded System." It was authored by Henry L. Teng and Khalid Mosalam, UC Berkeley.

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February 12, 2021

The project "Quantifying the Performance of Retrofit of Cripple Walls and Sill Anchorage in Single-Family Wood-Frame Buildings,” (PEER-CEA Project), coordinated by PEER and sponsored by the CEA, was recently featured in two presentations at the Structural Engineers Association of California

February 10, 2021

Three PEER colleagues were recently honored with election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), which is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

January 29, 2021

January 15, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/25: "Regionalized Ground-Motion Models for Subduction Earthquakes Based on the NGA-SUB Database." It was authored by Norman Abrahamson, University of California, Berkeley and Zeynep Gülerce, Middle East Technical University.

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January 12, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Seismic Evaluation of the California High Speed Rail System" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is John Stanton, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Washington. The Research Team includes Marc Eberhard, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Washington and Michelle Chang, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Washington.

January 7, 2021

December 16, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/20: "Large-Component Seismic Testing for Existing and Retrofitted Single-Family Wood-Frame Dwellings," a report for the "Quantifying the Performance of Retrofit of Cripple Walls and Sill Anchorage in Single-Family Wood-Frame Buildings" Project. It was authored by Kelly Cobeen, Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates, Inc.; Vahid Mahdavifar, University of California, Berkeley; Tara Hutchinson and Brandon Schiller, University of California, San Diego, David P.

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/22: "Technical Background Report for Structural Analysis and Performance Assessment," a report for the "Quantifying the Performance of Retrofit of Cripple Walls and Sill Anchorage in Single-Family Wood-Frame Buildings" Project. It was authored by David P. Welch and Gregory G. Deierlein, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University.

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/23: "Earthquake Damage Workshop," a report for the "Quantifying the Performance of Retrofit of Cripple Walls and Sill Anchorage in Single-Family Wood-Frame Buildings" Project. It was authored by Kylin Vail and Bret Lizundia, Rutherford + Chekene; David P. Welch, Stanford University; and Evan Reis, Reis Consulting.