Major Special Sessions
Monday, August 2
14:00 – 17:30 State Of The Art Report On Earthquake Engineering Activities In Japan – JAEE
Session organized by JAEE to present and discuss a state-of-the-art report on ongoing earthquake engineering research activities in Japan.
Tuesday, August 3
10:30 – 12:00 Overview Session – Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
Session comprises five presentations providing an overview of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation; presentation details are given below. Session is being organized by Joy Pauschke, Program Director, NEES.
Long-Term Vision For The U.S. National Science Foundation George E. Brown, Jr. Network For Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) (Paper ID 562) – Joy Pauschke
The Consortium for the George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (Paper ID 4016) – Ian Buckle
Development Of Large-Scale Mobile Shakers And Associated Instrumentation For In Situ Evaluation Of Nonlinear Characteristics And Liquefaction Resistance Of Soils (Paper ID 535) – Kenneth Stokoe
A Shared-Use Large-Scale, Multidirectional Wave Basin For Tsunami Research(Paper ID 1517) – Solomon Yim
Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) System: Description And Capabilities (Paper ID 2146) – Catherine French
14:00 – 17:30 Seismic Risk Reduction And Disaster Preparedness For Major Urban Centers
Session comprises presentations which are concerned with reducing and managing seismic risk in major urban centers; presentation details are given below. Session is being organized by Polat Gulkan and Fouad Bendimerad.
Urban Earthquake Risk Reduction For The 21st Century (Paper ID 1824) – Jelena Pantelic
The 21 May 2003 Boumerdes Earthquake (Paper ID 9001) – Fouad Bendimerad
Mexico City’s Code of Building Regulations (Paper ID 9002) – Cesar Buenrostro
A Metropolitan Municipality Prepares For The Worst (Paper ID 9003) – Mesut Pektas
Developing an Effective Disaster Management System in Mumbai (Paper ID 9004) – Ravi Sinha
Urban Seismic Risk Management: The earthquake Master Plan for Istanbul (Paper ID 9005) – Murat Balamir
Making Megacites Safer From Earthquake Impacts a Shared Vision For Metro Manila And Makati City In The Philippines (Paper ID 9006) – Jejomar C. Binay
Wednesday, August 4
14:00 – 15:30 2003 Bam Earthquake in Iran
Session plan is for oral presentations on 5 main aspects of the 2003 Bam earthquake (1.Seismology and tectonic; 2.Strong ground motion; 3.Geotechnical 4.Building, Arg Citadel and Damage distribution; and 5. Lifeline and Special structures). Session is being organized by Professor Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiany, President of International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES).
16:00 – 17:30 Recent Earthquakes
Session plan is for oral presentations on recent earthquakes (primarily occurring in 2003 and 2004), focusing on damage and reconstruction. Session is being organized by Professor Murat Saatcioglu, President of Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE).