CEA-PEER Research Forum Collaboration

October 7, 2020

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is teaming up with PEER to host the 2020 Research Forum on Residential Seismic Retrofits, which will be held online on October 26 and 27, 2020.

This year’s Research Forum will feature the multi-year project “Quantifying the Performance of Retrofit of Cripple Walls and Sill Plate Anchorage in Single-Family Wood-frame Buildings” (PEER-CEA Project).

Key findings of the PEER-CEA Project will be presented by members of the project team comprised of academic and practicing experts with unique and nationally recognized expertise in seismic design, analysis, testing, and earthquake risk modeling. The team includes researchers from UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, and Stanford University, as well as experienced practicing engineers in California.

Additional topics at the Research Forum include:

  • Current understanding of seismic risk for wood-frame single-family residential (SFR) structures and the tools available
  • Implications of SFR earthquake risks 
  • Identifying remaining gaps in research and potential research programs

The agenda for the program is available along with registration information.

May 2021: Videos of the PEER-CEA project at the research forum are available from the CEA Youtube channel.

Introduction to the Forum (Day 1, Session 1). 0:25:33

Project Overview and Key Findings (Day 1, Session 2). 1:23:40

Loading Protocol, Experimental Testing, and Ground Motion Hazards (Day 1, Session 3). 1:44:32

Claim Adjustor Workshop, Damage Functions, and more (Day 2, Session 1).  1:56:18

Opportunities for Future Research from This Project (Day 2, Session 2). 0:42:41