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Science: Technology: Structural_Engineering: Earthquake_Engineering

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ABAG Data on Earthquakes and Housing
Videos and other information on typical building damage.

Applied Technology Council (ATC)
Information on engineering applications to mitigate the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment.

Architectural Surety Projects
Sandia National Laboratories program to make buildings more resistant to earthquakes and other natural and man-made insults.

The Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (AEES)
A technical society of the Australian Institution of Engineers presents its earthquake related activities.

Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC)
The Council develops and promotes earthquake risk mitigation regulatory provisions for the nation.

California Earthquake Authority (CEA)
The site of California Department of Insurance provides information on earthquake coverage.

California Seismic Safety Commission (CSSC)
Information on seismic risk mitigation and data on economic impact of events.

The CASCADE Project
Promotes collaboration and co-operation between earthquake engineering facilities within the European Union. The site is a resource allowing publication of reports covering comparison of facilities, standardisation of test procedures and quality assurance systems.

Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW)
A not-for-profit corporation of private and public representatives of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and California communities informs on its activities to reduce the effects of earthquake events.

Center for Earthquake Research and Information (ERI)
Research center at the University of Memphis is focusing on the earthquake activities and campus vulnerability studies.

CUREE
Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering.

Damage of Steel Piers at Kobe Earthquake (Japan)
Information about damage of steel piers by focusing on column and beam members with variable cross-sections.

Disaster of Kobe City (Japan)
The 1995 earthquake records of damage and rehabilitation.

Earthquake and Housing Impacts for Bay Area
Seismic analysis of the extensive Bay Area housing stock including buildings that are broadly classified according to their basic characteristics.

Earthquake Country Handbook (SCEC)
Electronic version of the "Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country" handbook released to Southern Californians in October of 1995.

Earthquake Engineering Abstracts (EEA)
A database of 100,000 records covering the world literature in earthquake engineering since 1971, searchable by author, title, keyword, and date. Produced by the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE).

Earthquake Engineering and Geosciences Division, Army Corps of Engineers
Information on the ability of the Army to perform earthquake engineering and geosciences research.

Earthquake Engineering and other Research Projects
California State University, Northridge research projects in the area of earthquake, wind and terrorist blast protection.

Earthquake Engineering Projects Summaries (NIST)
Information from the Building and Fire Research Laboratory of NIST.

Earthquake Engineering Research Center - EERC
Conducts research and public service programs aimed at protecting the public and its property from the destructive effects of earthquakes. Includes online searcheable library. University of California, Berkeley.

Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC)
Research, teaching and commercial activities at the University of Bristol (UK).

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
Activities of the national society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists related to earthquake exposure, risk and protection of lifelines and building structures.

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (UT Austin)
University of Texas, Austin provides links to Student Chapters of EERI.

Earthquake Engineering Technology of New Zealand
Information and services available through the New Zealand Earthquake Engineering Technology Business Cluster.

EarthQuake Information NETwork (EQNET)
Links to the web sites dealing with earthquakes and earthquake engineering.

Earthquake Research Institute (Japan)
Links to Divisions and Research Centers of the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo.

Earthquake Resistance Committee (Japan)
Japan Society of Civil Engineers Special Task Committee of Earthquake Resistance of Civil Engineering Structures' activities information.

Earthquake Resistant Building Construction
Explains about using reinforced hollow concrete block masonry to protect a building from this disaster. Includes a FAQ's page and photos of this technique.

Earthquakes Resistant Structures & More!
Includes information on crashworthiness of structures, predictions, earthquakes, volcanos, analysis, design, and foundations.

EERI student chapter -- University of Minnesota
Events calendar and information on guest speakers and the shake table.

EqTAP Digital City Tool Box
Multi-lateral research project. Features objectives, research, participants, publications, and case studies.

The George Housner Earthquake Engineering Collection
Supports research in the field of structural engineering related to earthquakes, especially the construction of buildings and infrastructure to withstand earthquakes. Lab reports available to all for download and links to related databases.

Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 (Japan)
Special report.

Hot Topics in Earthquake, Wind and Blast Protection Engineering
The site contains research papers which are developed at CSUN and presented in a brief and visual format.

International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE)
Links and publications in the field of earthquake engineering for interchange of knowledge, ideas, results of research and practical experience.

John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center (Stanford University)
News and reports on the advancement of research, education and practice.

Laboratory for Earthquake Engineering
Conduct seismic tests with a 6 degree freedom mechanical shaking table simulator, research and structural analysis with the help of reaction and shear walls. Includes reasearch activities and publications. National Technical University Athens.

Linbeck Distinguished Lecture Series in Earthquake Engineering
Online broadcast and archived lectures.

MAST Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Earthquake simulation research laboratory specializing in testing the durability of large-scale structural components. A participant in the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).

Mid-America Earthquake Center - MAE
Research and education center focusing on earthquake hazards mitigation for the low-frequency, but high consequence seismic events that are possible in Mid-America. Includes calendar of events and webcasts. University of Illinois.

Middle East Seismological Forum - MESF
Non-profit scientific forum that provides a source for authoritative earthquake information on the middle eastern region’s seismicity, seismologists and ongoing scientific activities .

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
Description of activities focusing on reduction of earthquake damage and losses through research, development and application of new knowledge and advanced technologies.

National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE)
Information resources, including an online bibliographic database, slides and photographs, selected papers, related websites, software and data.

National Strong-Motion Program (NSMP)
Information and data for significant siesmic events from the U.S. Geological Survey

Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
Headlines of a major earthquake engineering research equipment project of the National Science Foundation.

NZSEE Home page
The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering electronic newsletter and other information.

Out-of-Plane Seismic Resistance of Masonry Walls
Online publication at WorldSciNet.

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center
Research center's activities focusing on earthquake issues for the U.S. West Coast.

Pavia Workshop
Web-based encyclopedia of housing construction types in seismically-prone areas of the world.

PEER Strong Motion Database
Relational database providing information about and access to strong motion recordings. Available in both java and text versions.

Portland State University Seismic Testing and Applied Research (STAR) Lab
Offers a wide range of seismic, structural, and vibration evaluations utilizing one of the largest shake tables in the Northwest as well as other analytical techniques like finite element analysis.

Progress and Challenges in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
Linbeck Distinguished Lecture Series online.

Public Roads On-Line (Summer 1994)
The Northridge Earthquake: Lessons learned and progress made in seismic-resistant bridge design.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Images from the 1907 U.S. Geological Survey report.

Seismic Design and Construction
AISC information on the design and construction of fabricated structural steel buildings.

Seismic Design Review
Offer courses for the special civil/seismic principles portion of California Civil Professional Engineers examination. Includes course schedule, and instructor details.

Seismic Isolation of Buildings
Information on reinforced concrete base isolation systems designed by the Kazakh Research and Experimental Design Institution.

Seismic Resistance Experiment Center (Japan)
Aichi Institute of Technology presentation.

Seismo-Watch - EQNews
All earthquake news, all the time. Nothing else.

Shake Table
Information on how to build a shake table to test the resistance of structures to earthquake shaking.

ShakeZone for Kids
Classroom exercises and video footage of earthquake damage and shake table testing of building models.

Shaking Table Laboratory (Japan)
The high-fidelity shaking table, which can simulate any type of movement, at Kajima Technical Research Institute.

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Participants in research on earthquake hazards from nine institutions transfer earthquake information to the public.

Structural Dynamics Laboratory - Kyoto University
Research unit specializing in the issues associated with the seismic design of civil engineering structures. Includes staff details and research topics.

Structural Engineering Earthquake Simulation Laboratory
Includes a 12 X12 foot seismic shaking table simulator, and an 18" thick concrete "strong floor" which covers an overall area of 3400 square feet. Offers material testing equipment for both static and dynamic loading systems; a structural models laboratory; a concrete laboratory; and a multi-story testing bay for testing full-scale components. At the University of Buffalo in New York.

Structural Systems and Engineering (SSE)
Information on National Science Foundation research program to support development of new design concepts and technologies for improving the behavior of structural systems subject to natural hazards.

UALR Arkansas Earthquake Center
Information concerning earthquakes, related campus research, design and preparedness.

USC Strong Motion Research Group
Research on earthquake response of man-made structures, aiming to improve seismic design procedures and to reduce earthquake risks. Located at the University of Southern California.

USGS - National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project
Access to probabilistic ground motion hazard maps, faults with slip rates and building code maps.

Visual Seismic Analysis animated samples
Holmes Consulting Group presentation.

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