Earthquakes - How Well Are We Prepared

Earthquakes: How Well Are We Prepared

The Center for Architecture will host a panel discussion, titled, "Earthquakes How well are we prepared," on March 24.

Seismologists, earthquake engineers, seismic code experts, emergency response managers, and architects conversant in seismic design for a conversation on available technologies and testing capabilities that, surprisingly, are located in New York State.

They will clarify the evolving role of design professionals, the building industry, and municipal and federal agencies in safeguarding our local communities.

They will educate the audience about the earthquakes, subsurface conditions, and construction approaches.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Effie Bouras. Panelists include Sissy Nikolaou, PhD, PE, Senior Associate at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers and Director of its Geo-Seismic Department; Dr. Michael Constantinou, UB's Structural Engineering & Earthquake Simulation Lab (SEESL); Daniel J. Lemieux, AIA, Architect, WJE's Washington, DC Office and Erik Sohn, Senior Associate, WJE's Washington, DC Office; Georgi Petrov, PE, AIA, Associate, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP New York Structures Group; and Melissa Umberger, Hazard Mitigation Specialist, NYC Office of Emergency Management (OME).

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