Now Available! FEMA P-2090/ NIST SP-1254 Special Report

The joint FEMA P-2090/ NIST SP-1254 Special Report, Recommended Options for Improving the Built Environment for Post-Earthquake Reoccupancy and Functional Recovery Time, is available for immediate download.  This report was requested by Congress as part of the most recent National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) reauthorization, and is the work of a Committee of Experts including more than 30 individuals from federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private sector entities, disaster management professional associations, engineering professional associations, and professional construction and homebuilding industry associations.

The report provides options in the form of recommendations, tasks, and alternatives for improving the built environment to increase resilience and reduce the impacts of future natural hazard events.  It includes one overarching recommendation and six additional supporting recommendations. Across all recommendations, there are 17 tasks identifying necessary actions and nine possible alternative actions needed for implementation.  Finally, the report includes an assessment of the recommendations and describes a path forward for implementation.  

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June 20, 2003

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The Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the Japan Structural Consultants Association (JSCA) are pleased to announce the Preliminary Program for the Tenth U.S.-Japan Workshop on Improvement of Structural Design and Construction Practices, to be held June 30-July 2, 2003, at the Maui Prince Hotel in Maui, Hawaii. Prior workshops in this series sponsored jointly by ATC and JSCA have been held in Honolulu (1998, 1984), Kobe (1996), Victoria (1994, 2000), San Diego (1992), Kailua-Kona (1990), Tokyo (1988), and San Francisco (1986). The workshops have provided unique opportunities for leading engineers from the two countries to discuss state-of-the-art structural engineering issues in both formal and informal surroundings.

The program for the 10th Workshop includes technical presentations by structural engineering design practitioners and researchers from Japan and the United States, as well as working group discussions and several social functions. The special focus of the workshop will be on seismic design and blast effects mitigation. The Workshop program is includes papers on the following topics:

  • New Developments in Performance Based Engineering
  • Response Modification Devices and Systems: Trends, Codes, and Analysis
  • Case Studies in Seismic Design and Upgrade
  • Terrorist Attacks: Mitigation and Postdisaster Analysis
  • Future Trends in Structural Engineering

Workshop Dates and Location

June 30 thru July 2, 2003
Maui Prince Hotel
5400 Makena Alanui
Makena, Maui, Hawaii
Phone: 1-800-321-6284

Registration Information and Preliminary Program

A 1-page brochure containing general information about the workshop, including workshop purpose, dates and location, hotel reservations, proceedings availability, and registration information (with a registration form), can be downloaded here. Also available here is the Preliminary Workshop Program (3 pages), which includes the program schedule, session titles and chairs, paper titles and authors, panel discussion topics and participants, and other program activities.

The Workshop registration fee is $275 per person, discounted $50 for ATC subscribers (daily rates are also available). Interested participants can register by completing and submitting the registration form (downloaded from this site) or by registering online through ATC’s Online Store.

Hotel Reservations

A block of guest rooms is being held at the Maui Prince Hotel at the rate of $158 for a single or double occupancy room. For room reservations, contact the Maui Prince Hotel directly (1-800-321-6284) and reference the Applied Technology Council. A reservation form can also be downloaded here and faxed to the hotel.