(shown left to right): Craig Comartin, Bob Reitherman, Anne Kiremidjian, Tom Tobin, Thomas Heaton, James Beck, Kalman Lee Benuska, Wilfred Iwan, Stephen Mahin, Bill Holmes, Andrew Whittaker, Haresh Shah, Nicholas Jones, Sami Masri, Helmut Krawinkler, Brian Tucker, Pol Spanos, and Tsuneo Katayama
About the Event
In this one-day Symposium on October 19, colleagues, former students, and others who have known Bill and can appreciate his accomplishments gave brief talks, spanning an interesting array of topics:
Earthquake ground motion and its measurement
Associated building motion measurement and analysis
Historical notes on earthquake engineering at Caltech
Bill Iwan's effects on seismic public policy
His association with CUREE, EERI, WSSI, GeoHazards, and other organizations
Assessing structural performance
Wind effects on structures
Practicing engineers and their use of research
International aspects, including Bill's activities in countries such as Japan and China
The guest speakers included:
James L. Beck - Caltech
Kalman Lee Benuska - Structural Engineer, formerly of Kinemetrics
Craig Comartin - CDComartin, Inc.
John Hall - Caltech
Thomas Heaton - Caltech
William T. Holmes - Rutherford & Chekene
Nicholas P. Jones - Johns Hopkins University
Tsuneo Katayama - NIED
Anne S. Kiremidjian - Stanford University
Helmut Krawinkler - Stanford University
Stephen Mahin - UC Berkeley
Sami F. Masri - University of Southern California
Richard K. Miller - Olin University
Haresh Shah - RMS, Inc.
Pol D. Spanos - Rice University
Brian E. Tucker - Geohazards International
L. Thomas Tobin - Tobin & Associates
Andrew Whittaker - University at Buffalo, Suny
Included in the registration cost was a continental breakfast, break refreshments, luncheon, reception, and banquet, along with a permanent record of the event, the Proceedings. The venue was the Marina Del Rey Hotel, a delightful locale overlooking the boats in the marina.
There has been a great deal of interest in the Iwan Symposium by Bill's colleagues, former PhD students, individuals from abroad, and others. We hope your schedule allowed you to participate.
James Beck, Caltech, Chair of the Organizing Committee
John Hall, Caltech
Nicholas Jones, Johns Hopkins University
Bob Reitherman, CUREE
Haresh Shah, RMS, Inc.
Andrew Whittaker, CUREE
About Wilfred Iwan
Wilfred Iwan, a professor emeritus of applied mechanics at the California Institute of Technology, and director of Caltech's Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory was the 2002 recipient of the Alquist Medal by the California Earthquake Safety Foundation for "his lifetime of service to the profession of structural engineering and its application to the safety of the people of California and the world [more]