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January 25, 2019

PEER has just published Report No. 2018/08: "Central and Eastern North America Ground-Motion Characterization - NGA-East Final Report." It was authored by Christine Goulet, Yousef Bozorgnia, Norman Abrahamson, Nicolas Kuehn, Linda Al Atik, Robert Youngs, and Robert Graves

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January 15, 2019

PEER has just released a LaTex report template for use in creating PEER-formatted research reports.  This template was developed in response to requests from researchers to include a LaTex template in addition to the current WORD template.  This LaTex template approximates as closely as possible the current WORD template.

January 11, 2019

PEER has just published Report No. 2018/04: “Capturing Directivity Effects in the Mean and Aleatory Variability of the NGA-West2 Ground-Motion Prediction Equations.” It was authored by Jennie A. Watson-Lamprey, Slate Geotechnical Consultants.

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January 8, 2019

PEER has just published Report No. 2018/06: “Estimation of Shear Demands on Rock Socketed Drilled Shafts subjected to Lateral Loading.” It was authored by Pedro Arduino, Long Chen, Christopher R. McGann.

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PEER has just published Report No. 2018/07: “An Empirical Model for Fourier Amplitude Spectra using the NGA-West2 Database.” It was authored by Jeff Bayless and Norman A. Abrahamson.

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PEER has just published Report No. 2018/05: “Selection of Random Vibration Procedures for the NGA-East Project.” It was authored by Albert Kottke, Norman A. Abrahamson, David M. Boore, Yousef Bozorgnia, Christine Goulet, Justin Hollenback, Tadahiro Kishida, Armen Der Kiureghian, Olga-Joan Ktenidou, Nicolas Kuehn, Ellen M. Rathje, Walter J. Silva, Eric Thompson, and Xiaoyue Wang.

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December 21, 2018

PEER has continuing funding from the State of California related to the seismic performance of transportation systems. This funding supports the Transportation Systems Research Program (TSRP), the purpose of which is to lessen the impacts of earthquakes on the transportation systems of California, including highways and bridges, port facilities, high-speed rail, and airports.

December 12, 2018

The impact of a PEER funded research project, "How the Water/Binder Ratio and Voids Affect the Performances of Hardened Concrete Subjected to Fire" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Kamran M. Nemati, Associate Professor, University of Washington. The research team includes Alessandro P. Fantilli, Associate Professor, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy and Nicholas A Dembsey, Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts. 

December 6, 2018

The Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network , whose mission is to deepen the structural natural hazards engineering (NHE) community’s capacity for reliable post-event reconnaissance, has released a Preliminary Virtual Assessment Team (P-VAT) Report for the November 30, 2018, Alaska Earthquake.

December 4, 2018

A M7.0 earthquake struck Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, 2018, 8:29 AM local time. Whereas an initial tsunami warning has been lifted and initial reports of life loss and injury are few, the impact to buildings, infrastructure, and the economy is still being evaluated as numerous aftershocks have been recorded after the initial event.

November 15, 2018

The impact of a PEER funded research project, "A Systematic Computational Framework for Multi-span Bridge PBEE Applications" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Ahmed Elgamal, Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego. The research team includes Jinchi Lu, Associate Project Scientist, UC San Diego and Abdullah S. Almutairi, Graduate Student Researcher, UC San Diego.

November 14, 2018

November 13, 2018

November 7, 2018, John A. Blume & EERI Distinguished Lecture

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November 6, 2018

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, invites tenure-track faculty applications in support of the Department’s broad initiative in Future Infrastructure Systems, encompassing, for example, Buildings & Climate Change, Earth Systems & Geotechnical Engineering, Future Mobility Systems, and Safety & Reliability. Hiring will be at the untenured Assistant Professor level.

November 1, 2018