PEER Workshops

2021 PEER International Pacific Rim Forum: June 16-17

This latest in a series of PEER Pacific Rim Forums will bring together multidisciplinary experts from structural and geotechnical engineering and the earth sciences to share recent research results as well as state-of-practice advancements and applications of regional-scale fault-to-structure simulations. Special attention will also be focused on the identification of key knowledge and capability gaps providing barriers to realizing the full potential of regional-scale simulations.

2015 Nuclear Resilience: UC Pacific Rim Forum held at UC Berkeley

On June 8-9, 2015, PEER hosted the latest in a series of Pacific Rim Forums focusing on the critical issue of resilience of nuclear facilities including nuclear power systems. Ensuring a resilient system that adequately addresses safety, response and mitigation concerns for extreme seismic and tsunami events is essential to achieving a safe facility and realizing the full potential of nuclear power for addressing the energy and environmental needs of a technologically advancing world. The Forum event was hosted in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, American Association of Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (AASMiRT), and Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF).

2017 Pacific Rim Forum: Earthquake Resilience of Nuclear Facilities

On January 23 & 24, 2017, PEER hosted the latest in a series of Pacific Rim Forums focusing on the critical issue of earthquake resilience of nuclear facilities. Nuclear facilities associated with power generation, nuclear materials processing and storage, and nuclear experimental science require the utmost attention with regard to facility resilience and safety.

Around the Pacific Rim, large earthquakes are a major design issue for nuclear facilities and advanced approaches for seismic analysis and design are essential to achieving appropriate levels of risk.

2018 PEER-USGS Workshop – HayWired and Building Codes, January 17

PEER partnered with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to co-host this workshop to identify research needs and opportunities arising from the USGS HayWired Scenario’s examination of outcomes of current building code requirements.

2018 Researchers' Workshop

PEER-funded researchers convened at the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station on August 7 & 8, 2018, to provide information about their projects with one other. Over 45 participants from PEER Core Institutions shared in-progress findings about projects funded by the PEER TSRP and Lifelines Programs. The goal of the workshop was todisseminate information about PEER-funded research that is on-going, a nd to develop interaction between similar projects and across disciplines.

2019 Researchers' Workshop

The PEER Researchers’ Workshop was held on August 26-27, 2019, at UC Berkeley’s Richmond Field Station. The meeting was well attended with approximately 50 participants and colleagues from PEER core institutions and from the PEER BIP program. The meeting was also hosted as a web-conference for researchers who could not attend in person. 20 PEER-funded projects were presented, and 4 projects with collaborative organizations were also presented. Click on the program image to view the agenda of presentations.

2021 PEER Researchers' Workshop

This workshop features presentations from all active PEER-funded projects from TSRP and PEER-Bridge Programs. The goal of the workshop is to disseminate information about research that is currently ongoing in the Center and to develop interaction between projects across disciplines. With a lot of time allocated for discussion, this workshop provides opportunities for active interaction among researchers, BIP members, sponsors and participants. This workshop is open to the PEER community.

2021 DOE PEER Workshop

This workshop will bring together a group of international experts from the research and practitioner communities in the U.S. and Japan, to discuss state-of-the-art experimental techniques and emerging instrumentation technologies for large-scale SSI experiments that can produce unique experimental data to advance knowledge in natural hazards. The generated experimental data followed by research and development activities will ultimately result in updates to the technical standards and design guides, and build confidence in advanced nonlinear simulation techniques.