Ground Motion Simulations and Engineering Applications Workshop

Monday, June 25, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Price: $100 (Coffee breaks and lunch are included)
Hosted by: University of Southern California (USC) & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Limit: 100 attendees

This workshop will cover the basics of ground motion simulations, a summary of validation of simulations against recorded data, example applications and a panel discussion. 


NHERI Rapid Facility Workshop

Monday, June 25, 9:00AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $50 (Coffee breaks and a light continental breakfast are included, but lunch is NOT provided)
Hosted by: DesignSafe-CI
Limit: 50 attendees

The one-day workshop will serve to introduce the NHERI Rapid Experimental Facility (Rapid) as a resource for the natural hazards community.  Topics covered will include: how to use the RAPID, preparing a proposal for use of the RAPID, basics of natural hazards reconnaissance, overview of the RAPID Facility tools, RAPID Facility equipment, and best practices for data collection techniques, logistics and planning, data workflows, health and safety, legal ethics and IRB guidance.


New Tools and Guidance for Performance-Based Seismic Design (FEMA P-58 NETAP Training)

Monday, June 25, 8:00AM - 12:00PM 
Price: $30 (A coffee break will be included but lunch is NOT provided)
Hosted by: Applied Technology Council (ATC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Limit: 75 attendees

This half-day workshop, made available through the FEMA-funded National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP), will provide training on FEMA P-58. Published in 2012, FEMA P-58 presented a methodology and an implementation tool for seismic performance assessment of buildings. The follow-on project, ATC-58-2, conducted by the Applied Technology Council with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has developed guidance on performance of code-conforming buildings and seismic design of new buildings, as well as improvements to existing tools, incorporating environmental considerations related to seismic performance of buildings. These documents and tools will be published in Spring 2018, and this 3-hour seminar will provide an overview of the newly available tools and guidance.


Media Interview and Press Conference Techniques and Practice

Monday, June 25, 1:30 PM - 5:00PM
Price: $30 (A coffee break will be included but lunch is NOT provided)
Hosted by: Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Limit: 25 attendees

Learn best practices for interactions with news media, from 1-on-1 recorded interviews to live shots and press conferences, with a particular focus on science, risk, and crisis communications do's and don'ts. The majority of the workshop will be focused on simulating media interviews with several break-out groups of 5-6 attendees led by various coaches with experience in public information for science, engineering, and emergency management issues.


LFE Earthquake Reconnaissance Training Workshop

Friday, June 29, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Price: $30 (A coffee break will be included but lunch is NOT provided)
Hosted by: Student leadership Council & EERI

The Student Leadership Council and EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes Program are jointly organizing an earthquake reconnaissance workshop for 11NCEE attendees. This workshop will provide an overview of EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes Program and training for EERI’s field data collection tools. The workshop will include a field exercise that will give participants the opportunity to practice making reconnaissance observations using the demonstrated tools and visualizing them on an EERI virtual earthquake clearinghouse website. EERI members who complete this training will be well-positioned to contribute effectively to reconnaissance efforts following a future earthquake. 



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