South Napa Earthquake Reconnaissance Briefing and Live Webcast on September 15, 2014

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) will cohost a reconnaissance briefing of preliminary observations from the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake.

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014

Location: Room 310, Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS), UC Berkeley Directions

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm, Pacific Daylight Time

Topics and Speakers:

  • Welcome – Jay Berger, EERI and Stephen Mahin, PEER
  • Reconnaissance and Clearinghouse Overview – Marko Schotanus, Rutherford+Chekene & EERI
  • Seismology and GeoScience – Timothy Dawson, California Geological Survey
  • Geotechnical Engineering – Jonathan Bray, UC Berkeley, GEER, & PEER
  • Structures – Andre Barbosa, Oregon State University, PEER, & EERI
  • Business Interruption and Resilience – Ibrahim Almufti, Arup, & EERI
  • Lifelines – Charles Scawthorn, PEER, SPA Risk, EERI, & TCLEE
  • Bridges – Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, UC Berkeley
  • Q&A

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, multi-disciplinary technical society of experts dedicated to reducing earthquake risk by (1) advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, (2) improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and (3) advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes. EERI members include engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists, who are researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. More information at

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is a multi-institutional research and education center with headquarters at the University of California, Berkeley. PEER contributes to research programs focused on performance-based earthquake engineering in disciplines including structural and geotechnical engineering, geology/seismology, lifelines, transportation, risk management, and public policy. More information at