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News and Announcements
  • 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.

    Download video(s) at: www.nees-cityblock.org.
  • CUREE Board of Directors election results -
    CUREE congratulates Prof. Jim Ricles (Lehigh University); Prof. Michael Symans (Rensselaer Polytechnic); Prof. Keri Ryan (University of Nevada, Reno), and Prof. J. David Frost (Georgia Tech) on being recently elected to the CUREE Board of Directors.

  • 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

    For more information about the conference visit: www.10ncee.org.
  • CUREE Seed-funding Proposals Awarded - The seed-funding solicitation that offered financial support to enable the development of the project ideas of CUREE members has closed. From the proposals submitted, three were selected to receive development funds in the amount of $10,000 each. The awarded proposals were:

    Fire Following Earthquake: Exploring Potential Funding Opportunities
    - Team Lead: Maria Garlock, Princeton University and Tara Hutchinson, University of California, San Diego

    Development, Integration and Large-Scale Validation of Seismic Protection Systems for Increased Seismic Resilience
    - Team Lead: Michael Symans, Rennselear Polytechnic Institute

    A CUREE Workshop in 2013 on Development of Torsional SSI Provisions and Other Advances for Earthquake Engineering
    - Team lead: Ronald Y.S. Pak, University of Colorado, Boulder
Publications
  • 2014 CUREE Calendar - Earthquake Mythology

    This year's theme focuses on the various myths and legends associated with earthquakes from around the world. The calendar includes full-color photos, project updates, and information of the various CUREE member universities.

    [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 -
    Seismic
    Design of Special Reinforced Masonry Shear Walls
    by
    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 -
    Seismic
    Design of Wood Light-Frame Structural Diaphragm Systems
    by
    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 24, 1987 Imperial County, California Earthquake occurred.

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