November 2017 Chapter Meeting

California Office of Emergency Services Presentation

Speaker: Ryan Arba | California Office of Emergency Services

When: November 30, 2017 | 6 PM

Where: California State University, Sacramento | Mariposa Hall (MRP) 1001


October 2017 Chapter Meeting

Seismic Response of Silty Soil Sites

Speaker: Dr. Jon Bray, UC Berkeley

When: October 26, 2017 | 6 PM

Where: Blue Prynt Restaurant, 815 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

EERI October Presentation Slides


September 2017 Chapter Meeting

Global Earthquake Disasters and Solutions for California

Speaker: Dr. Tsutomu “Tom” Nifuku, Miyamoto International, Inc.

When: September 28, 2017 | 6 PM

Where: Miyamoto International , Inc. | 1450 Halyard Dr # 1, West Sacramento, CA 95691

The impact of earthquake disasters is a growing issue globally. Nearly 40 percent of the world and more than one billion people live in areas that experience major earthquake disasters, resulting in large numbers of casualties and placing a huge burden on economies. How can the public better prepare for and overcome the many challenges of earthquake disaster?  Read more

August 2017 Chapter Meeting

Unified Design Method (aka Neutral Plane Method) for piles in liquefied soils

Speaker: Tom Farrell, Farrell Design Build

When: August 24, 2017 | 6 PM

Where: Kleinfelder, 2882 Prospect Park Dr. Suite 200, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Traditional design of piles in liquefied soils has typically used downdrag forces to account for the effect of liquefaction on piles. However, recent research by Fellenius and others has indicated that downdrag may be more appropriately accounted for using a neutral plane methodology (Unified Design Method). Research indicates that this methodology may more appropriately represent actual in-situ conditions impacting piles following the onset of liquefaction, and can provide more realistic and less conservative designs. Farrell will present a brief overview of the methodology followed by an in depth look at the details and advantages of the analysis approach.



July 31st, 2017 – Stakeholder Training Workshop

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