PEER Seminar Series, March 14: Earthquake Resilience – A New Context

David Bonowitz, S.E., delivered a lecture on the shift to earthquake resilience-based design as the new basis for seismic mitigation policy. Using case studies from current projects and recent policy initiatives, Bonowitz discussed what this will mean for structural engineers, and how they can maintain their influence with confidence and expertise in this new era.

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Date: Monday, March 14th, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 1 pm
Location: 502 Davis Hall, UC Berkeley

The lecture was presented in conjunction with SEMM – Structural Engineering Mechanics and Materials Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

David Bonowitz, S.E. is a past chair of SEAONC’s Seismology and Existing Buildings committees, and he currently chairs the NCSEA Existing Buildings committee. He represents SEAONC on SEAOC’s Legislative Committee, is a member of EERI’s Advocacy and Public Policy Committee, and is active in the SPUR Resilient City initiative and in the NIST Community Resilience Program. He is a Fellow Member of both SEAONC and SEAOC. Bonowitz is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering from UC Berkeley.