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Title
Hazard Mitigation Strategy and Monitoring Technologies for Urban and Infrastructure Public Buildings: Proceedings of the China-US Workshops (on CD-ROM).
Source
State Univ. of New York at Buffalo., December 12, 2007,
Abstract
This CD-ROM contains papers, photos and movies from two US-China workshops on multi-hazard mitigation strategies for large public buildings and other infrastructure. The first workshop on 'Protection of Urban Infrastructure and Public Buildings Against Earthquakes and Manmade Disasters' was held in 2003 and featured sixty papers. Discussion focused on the use of advanced technologies in critical public buildings and transportation networks to protect them from damage due to earthquakes and other hazards. A follow-up workshop was carried out in 2005, where participants presented state-of-the-art research related to multiple hazards resilient critical facilities. Topics of fifteen papers given included structural health monitoring, design structural strength under multiple hazard loadings, indoor air quality and safety monitoring, structural damage detection and response control, multiple hazard risk analysis and evacuation systems.
Keywords
Earthquake damage; Dynamic response; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Meetings; Seismic design; Research; China; Earthquake resistant structure; Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER); Collaboration; Proceedings; Structural engineering; Technology transfer; Technologies; Liquifaction; United States