Dr. Lisa Tobber to Lead Session on Cost-Effective Resiliency Solutions at 2024 World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Milan

Date: May 4, 2023.

UBC Professor Dr. Lisa Tobber is convening a technical session at the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE) 2024 in Milan, Italy. The session, titled “COST-EFFECTIVE RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS IN RC STRUCTURES,” will explore recent advances in cost-effective resiliency solutions for structures, specifically in the context of earthquake engineering.

Dr. Tobber will be joined by co-convenors G. Rodgers of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and J. Atkinson of Kor Structural Co. in Vancouver, Canada. The technical session will cover a broad range of topics related to cost-effective resiliency solutions, with a particular focus on the economic and sustainability considerations of innovative techniques and approaches for enhancing the seismic resilience of structures.

The session will feature presentations by experts in the field, including invited speakers Dr. Rick Henry of the University of Auckland, Dr. Mohammad.H Ahmadi and Dr. Fawad Najam of The University of British Columbia in Kelowna, Canada. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

The session will cover a range of topics including dampers and other energy dissipation techniques and methods in high-rise structures, outriggers in high-rise core wall rocking systems, experimental and numerical studies on low-damage and/or precast concrete wall buildings, and investigating cost-effective resiliency solutions in Canadian, New Zealand, and American design codes.

“The main objectives of the session are to highlight the importance of cost-effective resiliency solutions in mitigating seismic damage, promote the widespread adoption of such solutions in practice, and foster discussion and collaboration among researchers, engineers, and practitioners,” said Dr. Tobber. “We hope to facilitate collaborations, networking, and discussions that may lead to the development of new and improved cost-effective resiliency solutions focusing on innovative, practical, and economical techniques and approaches.”

The WCEE 2024 is a premier event for earthquake engineering professionals and researchers from around the world. The conference brings together experts from academia, industry, and government to discuss the latest advances in earthquake engineering and seismic resilience.

Interested parties are invited to submit an abstract by May 15th to be considered for the session (Session ID: SDM-13). The WCEE 2024 will take place in Milan, Italy.

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