Free Webinar features a report on structural issues after the New Zealand and Japan Earthquakes.
A special session on the recent earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan has been added at this year's NASCC: The Steel Conference (May 11-14 in Pittsburgh). As an added bonus, those who can't attend the conference can watch the presentation via streaming video.
This presentation originally aired at 8 am EST on Thursday, May 12th. (Duration 1:37:10)
PDH credits are made only to those in attendance at NASCC.
Allistair Fussell, Manager, Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ)
Gilberto Mosquedo, University of Buffalo
First in September, and then again in February, large earthquakes struck New Zealand killing 200 and causing more than $20 billion in damage. Allistair Fussell, manager of Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) will provide an overview of the events in New Zealand with a special emphasis on the performance of steel structures. Included will be a look at the performance of pure Eccentrically Braced Frames (EBFs), combination EBF/Moment Resisting Frames (MRFs), and Concentrically Braced Frames (CBFs). Finally, he'll provide some details on seismic research currently underway in New Zealand.
On March 11 Japan was rocked by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and a 30-foot tsunami. The wave was devastating and the damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant has dominated news since the event occurred. Structural damage reports are still preliminary, but this session will report on what is currently known. Gilberto Mosqueda of the University of Buffalo, who traveled to Japan after the earthquake, will report on what he saw there. His report will consist of preliminary observations of structural seismic and tsunami damage.