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5th Kenji Ishihara Colloquium Series on Earthquake Engineering

Advancing Earthquake Engineering and Functional Recovery in the Wake of the Turkey Earthquake

October 2023
Virtual Webinars

Join us for this free three-part webinar series on the lessons learned from the 2023 Kahramanmaraş, Turkey Earthquake Sequence. Researchers, expert engineers, and social scientists will come together in this Kenji Ishihara colloquium to discuss structural engineering and the far-reaching social implications of the Turkey earthquake sequence. Experts will share their insights on the lessons learned from the Turkey earthquake and how these are shaping the future of earthquake engineering, disaster preparedness, and response to enhance engineering practices and expedite seismic functional recovery.

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Webinar #1:  Thursday, October 5th, 2023, 11am-2pm PDT
Lessons Learned from Processing Ground Motions & Code Comparisons

Panelist 1
– Grace Parker, USGS Earthquake Science Center, Characterization of Source, Path and Site Effects on Ground Motions From the 2023 Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye, Earthquake Sequence
Panelist 2 –  Tristan E. Buckreis, UCLA, Future Impacts of Ground Motions from the February 6, 2023 Türkiye Earthquake Sequence
Panelist 3 – Osman Ozbulut, University of Virginia, Bridging the Gap: Understanding Turkey’s February 6 Earthquake Ground Motions Through a Structural Lens
Panelist 4 – Esra Zengin, UCLA, Investigation of Damage Potential of Ground Motions of the 6 February 2023 Pazarcik Turkey Earthquake by Developing Spatial Distribution of Inelastic Spectra

Webinar 2:  Thursday, October 12th, 2023, 11am-2pm PDT
Functional Recovery of Buildings

Panelist 1 – Ali Sumer, HCAI
Panelist 2
– Reid Zimmerman, KPFF, Recovery Lessons for the U.S. in the Wake of the Kahramanmaraş Turkey Earthquake Sequence
Functional Recovery of Lifelines

Panelist 3 – Riccardo Cappa, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH)
Panelist 4 – Ezra Jampole, Exponent
Panelist 5 – Rupa Garai, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, Lessons Learned from Turkey Earthquake

Webinar 3:  Friday, October 27th, 2023, 11am-2pm PDT
Impacts to Social Recovery
Panelist 1 – Louise K. Comfort, University of Pittsburgh, The Gap Between Knowledge and Action: The 6 February 2023 Türkiye Earthquakes
Panelist 2
– Kit Miyamoto, Miyamoto International, Inc., 2023 Türkiye Earthquake: State of the Art Rapid Assessment and Reconstruction of Damaged Structures to Reduce Internally Displaced Population


Click here to register for the colloquium.