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The Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center are pleased to announce the upcoming U.S.-Japan Workshop on the Effects of Near-Field Earthquake Shaking, to be held March 20-21, 2000, at the Radisson Miyako Hotel in San Francisco. The purpose of the workshop is to disseminate new information and research data on the effects of near-field earthquake shaking in urban areas. Emphasis will be placed on recently completed studies in Japan that were initiated immediately following the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nambu earthquake. The workshop is co-sponsored by PEER, ATC, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture, and the National Science Foundation.
The two-day workshop program has been developed for practicing structural and civil engineers, earthquake engineering researchers, educators and students, building regulatory personnel, planners, and disaster-recovery professionals. The program includes presentations by Japanese and U.S. researchers on the following topics:
- Studies of near-field ground motions from recent earthquakes in Japan, Turkey, and Taiwan;
- Microzonation of seismic risk in urban areas;
- Structural safety and design of structures in the near field;
- Vulnerability assessment of transportation and utility systems;
- Structural response control;
- Urban earthquake information and inventory management; and
- Human response to earthquakes in densely populated urban areas.