Free and open to the public
The Pacific Northwest remains unprepared for a major earthquake relative to California, due to infrequency and faults that are not as well understood. Seattle seismic hazard is unique, which requires innovation, research and planning to prepare for "the big one." To ensure the safety of the city, engineers at the University of Washington are developing novel solutions to improve the resilience of buildings, bridges and other structures. Learn about the seismic hazards of the region, examine structural engineering technologies that enable faster and stronger post-event repair, and understand the risks and requirements involved.
Speaker: Jeffrey Berman, Thomas & Marilyn Nielsen Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Part of the City Smarts: Engineering Resilient Communities lecture series
More information and registration available in early September.