The PEER Annual Meeting 2020 with the theme of “The Future of Performance-Based Natural Hazards Engineering” was held on January 16 & 17, 2020. Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean of Engineering at UC Berkeley, opened the meeting highlighting the contributions of PEER since its inception 23 years ago. PEER Director Khalid Mosalam presented an overview of the Center’s activities to lead off the opening plenary “Future of PBE for Community Resilience” moderated by Jonathan Bray. Subsequently, Norman Abrahamson, Saiid Saiidi and Ron Klemencic discussed the future of Geo-Hazards, Transportation Systems and Tall Buildings respectively.
The second plenary “Emerging Technologies for Future Cities” was moderated by Gregory Deierlein and featured presentations by Richard Allen, Susan Owen and Brian Strong. These speakers focused on Early Earthquake Warning system, use of satellite radar imagery for disaster response and programs for a resilient San Francisco, respectively. The first day's lunch special presentation was by Judith Mitrani-Reiser on Disaster Measurement Science.
Most of the presentations and videos from the PEER Annual Meeting are posted here.