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2015 Workshop

The workshop aimed at bringing together stakeholders, community leaders, and distinguished speakers who actively participated in the 1990 scenario or have successfully performed a scenario in a different region. Stakeholders included elected officials, first responders, public health and medical professionals, engineers, geologists, scientists, utility and infrastructure, school and hospital communities, media, political champions, and private business owners.

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9:00am – 9:30am:                Breakfast/coffee (Cymer courtyard) 

9:30am – 9:45am:                Welcoming Remarks
Jorge Meneses (Group Delta Consultants, Inc); Heidi Tremayne (EERI) (presentation_1MB);
Enrique Luco (UCSD); and Luis Mendoza (CICESE)

Welcoming Remarks Audio

9:45am – 10:00am:             Comparison of Past Scenarios
Diane Murbach (Murbach Geotech) (presentation_6MB)
Diane MurbachAudio

10:00am – 10:15am:           Seattle Scenario: Stakeholder Interactions
David Swanson (Reid Middleton) (presentation_4MB)
David Swanson Audio

10:15am – 11:00am:           Discussion of Stakeholder Requirements
Facilitator: David Swanson  (Reid Middleton) (presentation_0.2MB)
 Discussion  Discussion

11:00am – 11:30am:           Workshop Goals and Outcomes
Lelli Van Den Einde (UCSD) (presentation_0.4MB)
Lelli Van Den Einde Audio

11:30am – 12:30pm:          Lunch (Cymer Courtyard)

12:30pm – 1:30pm:            Technical Discipline 1: Geologic Hazards & Geotechnical Engineering

  • Facilitator: Jorge Meneses (Group Delta Consultants, Inc) on behalf of Jim Gingery (Kleinfelder) (presentation_2MB)
  • Presenter: Tom Rockwell (SDSU); “Proposed Scenario Earthquake” (presentation_1MB)
  • Panel: Tom Rockwell, Jorge Meneses, Jerry Treiman (CGS), Luis Mendoza (presentation_0.1MB)

Jorge Menenes Tom Rockwell  Discussion  Tom Rockwell

1:30pm – 2:30pm:              Technical Discipline 2: Buildings, Lifelines & Infrastructure

  • Facilitator: Alvaro Celestino (Degenkolb) (presentation_0.1MB)
  • Presenter: Anthony Court (AB Court & Associates); “Building Inventory & Seismic Vulnerability in the San Diego Region” (presentation_6MB)
  • Panel: David Swanson, Afsaneh Ahmadi (City of San Diego Building Officials), Doug Nakama (City of San Diego Fire Officials), Anthony Court, Alberto Castro (Proteccion Civil Tijuana (Civil Protection, City of Tijuana)) (presentation_0.1MB)

Alvaro Celestino  Anthony Court  Discussion  Discussion

2:30pm – 3:00pm:               Break (Cymer Courtyard)

3:00pm – 4:00pm:               Technical Session 3: Social & Economic Impacts

  • Facilitator: Michelle Chen (UCSD) (presentation_0.1MB)
  • Panel: Tom Amabile (OES), Beth Reddy (UCI), Ali Fattah (City of San Diego Development Services Department), Mario Rodriguez (Proteccion Civil Del Estado de BC (Civil Protection, State of Baja California)) (presentation_0.1MB)

Michelle Chen Discussion  Discussion

4:00pm – 4:45pm:               Summary of Technical Sessions & Next Steps 
Diane Murbach (Murbach Geotech) & Lelli Van Den Einde (UCSD) (presentation_0.2MB)
Discussion  Discussion

4:45pm – 5:00pm:               Closing Remarks
Jorge Meneses (Group Delta Consultants, Inc)


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Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Venue: University of California, San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 SME Building, Cymer Conference Room (located on the 2nd floor)

The campus map can be downloaded here.

Recommended Hotel: Sheraton La Jolla 3299 Holiday Court La Jolla, CA 92037

Registration: This workshop was sponsored by EERI with funding from FEMA and there was no registration fee for participants, though advanced registration was required.