News

December 16, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/19: "Cripple Wall Small-Component - Test Program: Comparisons," 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 Brandon Schiller and Tara Hutchinson, Universiity of California, San Diego; and Kelly Cobeen, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/21: "Comparison of the Response of Small- and Large-Component Cripple Wall Specimens Tested under Simulated Seismic Loading," 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 Brandon Schiller and Tara Hutchinson, Universiity of California, San Diego; and Kelly Cobeen, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/18: "Cripple Wall Small-Component Test Program: Wet Specimens II," 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 Brandon Schiller and Tara Hutchinson, University of California, San Diego; and Kelly Cobeen, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/24: "Seismic Performance of Single-Family Wood-Frame Houses: Comparing Analytical and Industry Catastrophe Models," 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 Evan Reis, Reis Consulting.

December 15, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/17: "Cripple Wall Small-Component Test Program: Dry Specimens," 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 Brandon Schiller and Tara Hutchinson, University of California San Diego; and Kelly Cobeen, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/16: "Cripple Wall Small-Component Test Program: Wet Specimens I," 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 Brandon Schiller and Tara Hutchinson, University of California San Diego; and Kelly Cobeen, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/12: "Project Technical Summary," 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 Evan Reis, Reis Consulting in collaboration with Yousef Bozorgnia, Henry Burton, Kelly Cobeen, Gregory G. Deierlein, Tara Hutchinson, Grace S. Kang, Bret Lizundia, Silvia Mazzoni, Sharyl Rabinovici, Brandon Schiller, David P. Welch, and Farzin Zareian.

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/15: "Development of Testing Protocol for Cripple Wall Components," 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 Farzin Zareian and Joel Lanning, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine.

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/14: "Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis and Selecting and Scaling of Ground-Motion Records," 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 Silvia Mazzoni, University of California, Los Angeles; Nicholas Gregor, N. Gregor Consulting; Linda Al Atik, L. AlAtik Consulting; Yousef Bozorgnia, University of California, Los Angeles; David P.

December 11, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/13:  "Development of Index Buildings," 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 Evan Reis, SE, Reis Consulting.

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada Reno, invites applications for a full time, tenure track position in bridge and transportation infrastructure engineering with appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level dependent on experience and qualifications.

December 2, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/09: "Blind Prediction of Shaking Table Tests of a New Bridge Bent Design." It was authored by Selim Günay, Fan Hu, and Khalid Mosalam, UC Berkeley; Arpit Nema, Jose Restrepo, UC San Diego; Adam Zsarnoczay, Jack Baker, Stanford University.

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PEER has just published Report No. 2020/07: "Comparison of NGA-Sub Ground-Motion Models." It was authored by Nicholas Gregor, Consultant; Kofi Addo, BC Hydro; Linda Al Atik, Consultant; Gail M. Atkinson, University of Western Ontario; David M. Boore, Geophysicist; Yousef Bozorgnia, University of California, Los Angeles; Kenneth W. Campbell, Core Logic; Brian S.-J.

November 30, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/08:  "PEER Activities 2018—2020." It was authored by Khalid Mosalam, PEER Director and Amarnath Kasalanati, PEER Associate Director.

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November 17, 2020

The Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network has issued a Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR) for the M7.0 Aegean Sea Earthquake that occurred on October 30, 2020.

November 16, 2020

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) just released a report that concludes that the NGA-East Ground Motion Characterization Model is robust, captures epistemic uncertainty, and provides regulatory stability for siting evaluations of nuclear facilities in the central and eastern United States (CEUS).

November 12, 2020

The PEER-Bridge Research Program is announcing a Request For Proposals with the objective of developing guidelines for the efficient design of slender bridge columns.

November 11, 2020

PEER is saddened to hear of the passing of Wilfred D. (Bill) Iwan, on October 29, 2020. Bill Iwan was emeritus professor of civil engineering at Caltech, and he was 85 years old.

Professor Iwan's research and effective advocacy for seismic safety policies furthered the progress of earthquake engineering.  He was engaged in efforts worldwide to discuss and promote seismic safety. He was also a pioneering proponent for monitoring strong ground motions.

October 29, 2020

PEER has just published Report No. 2020/05:  "Conditional Ground-Motion Model for Peak Ground Velocity for Active Crustal Regions." It was authored by Norman A. Abrahamson, University of California, Berkeley and Sarabjot Bhasin, Duke University.

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