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3rd Kenji Ishihara Colloquium Series on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering

Base Isolation, Damping Systems, and Soil-Structure Interaction

May 2021
Virtual Webinars

The Third Kenji Ishihara Colloquium Series on Earthquake Engineering will include a series of three webinars on the topics of Base Isolation, Damping Systems, and Soil-Structure Interaction. Three distinguished panelists will be invited to each webinar for a 20-minute presentation each and will be followed by a discussion with questions and answers under the lead of a moderator. This series of webinars target structural and geotechnical structures, architects, students, researchers, and building officials.

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Webinar 1:  Friday, May 14th, 2021, 12pm-1:45pm PDT
Base Isolation (Moderator: Professor Gilberto Mosqueda)
Panelist 1
– Michael C. Constantinou, University at Buffalo, Testing of Seismic Protective System Hardware: Significance, Scaling and Similarity
Panelist 2 –  Reid Zimmerman, KPFF, Changes in ASCE 7-22 for Seismically Isolated Structures and Recent KPFF Base-Isolated Projects
Panelist 3 – Simon Rees, Arup
Panelist 4 – Henry Tatham, Beca, Refurbishing a Base Isolated World First

Webinar 2:  Friday, May 21st, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm PDT
Damping Systems (Moderator: Alvaro Celestino)
Panelist 1
– Jay Love, Degenkolb Engineers, Application of Viscous Wall Dampers in the US
Panelist 2
– Ian Aiken, SIE Inc., Seismic Damping: An Overview of Device Types, Design and Code Considerations
Panelist 3
– Aaron Malatesta, Structural Engineer, Seismic Design with Viscous Dampers: Retrofit Design Strategies

Webinar 3:  Friday, May 28th, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm PDT
Soil-Structure Interaction (Moderator: Jorge Meneses)
Panelist 1 – Jonathan Stewart, UCLA, Seismic Earth Pressures on Retaining Walls based on SSI Principles
Panelist 2
– Bret Lizundia, Rutherford & Chekene, A Practical Guide to Soil-Structure Interaction
Panelist 3
– Sissy Nikolau, NIST, SSI and Functional Recovery


Click here to register for the colloquium.

Registration Fees
*EERI Student Members and EERI, ASCE, & SEOSD Members – Free
*Non-Members – $20/webinar or $40/three webinars
*Retired, Public Employees – $10/webinar or $20/three webinars
PDH Certificates will be issued upon request.