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  • NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 11 (Recent Release) -Tech Brief 11 cover image
    Design of Steel-Buckling Restrained Braced Frames
    Ryan A. Kersting, Larry A. Fahnestock, and Walterio A. López

    This Guide addresses the seismic design of steel BRBFs in typical building applications within regions of moderate to high seismic hazard, corresponding to Seismic Design Categories (SDC) C through F as defined in ASCE 7. [more]

  • Fenves officially named president of UT Austin -
    The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named Gregory L. Fenves the next president of The University of Texas at Austin. Fenves will assume the role leading the UT System’s flagship university on June 3.

    The regents approved the appointment at a special called board meeting Monday, April 20. Fenves was selected as sole finalist for the position at a Board of Regents meeting last month. [read more]

  • Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings -
    by Jack Moehle, TY and Margaret Lin Professor of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, and longtime CUREE member, has published a new book entitled Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings.

    This 760-page book, published by McGraw-Hill, emphasizes the behavior and design requirements for earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete buildings constructed in regions of high seismic risk. [more]

  • The Passing of Nigel Priestley -
    One of earthquake engineering's leading lights of the past several decades, Nigel Priestley, has passed away. [read more]

  • SPIN - Produced by CUREE, this five part video overview of the NEES Cityblock Project include interviews with students and other project participants as well as test footage from the project) Approx. runtime: 17 min.

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  • UTexas SA LogoCUREE welcomes it newest Member University -
    The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Professor Wilfred Iwan receives honorary membership award from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - presented at the recent 10NCEE/EERI Conference in Anchorage, Alaska; the award recognizes Professor Iwan's sustained and outstanding contributions to the field of earthquake engineering. Congratulations Bill

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  • calendar cover2015 CUREE Calendar: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering - This year's calendar takes a detailed look at the field of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and its history. (Includes project updates, profiles of the civil engineering programs for the various CUREE member universities, as well as full color essays written by Robert Reitherman.)

    [Click here to view this and other past calendars]

  • Free downloadable version of the CUREE multi-volume papers on the Northridge Earthquake - a compendium of research on the January 17, 1994 Northridge, California Earthquake.

    In recognition of the twentieth anniversary of this devastating earthquake, this special 4 volume set containing over 160 papers, including 19 commissioned overview papers summarizing research and implementation aspects, on Earth Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences and Emergency Management topics is now available for a download. [more]

  • NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 9 -
    Design of Special Reinforced Masonry Shear Walls
    Gregory R. Kingsley, P. Benson Shing, and Thomas Gangel

    This technical brief will be a synthesis of model building code requirements and leading practitioner-recognized techniques, resulting in clear and concise analysis, design, and construction guidance for use by practicing structural engineers. [more]

  • NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 10 -
    Design of Wood Light-Frame Structural Diaphragm Systems
    Kelly E. Cobeen, J. Daniel Dolan, Douglas Thompson, and John W. van de Lindt

    This techbrief synthesize model building code requirements and leading practitioner-recognized techniques, resulting in clear and concise analysis, design, and construction guidance on structural wood diaphragm systems for use by practicing structural engineers. [more]

On this day in history, the November 25, 1986 Grahovo, Yugoslavia Earthquake occurred.

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