12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
The SP3 team did technical presentations and exhibited at the 2022 12th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (12NCEE), hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) every 4 years in conjunction with federal and local partners. The convention was held at Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT, from June 27 to July 1, 2022.
This milestone conference brought together professionals in the industry and members of the international earthquake engineering community and covered a broad range of disciplines during it’s numerous talks and presentations. Publications from this conference are expected to be publicly available by the end of this year.
Bringing Design for Functional Recovery into the State of Practice
While several SP3 team members were directly involved in the conference, SP3 Co-Founder and CEO, Dr. Curt Haselton, held a presentation on the new and ongoing developments of SP3 as relates to functional recovery and how leaders in the Structural Engineering community can work together to improve resilient design requirements. Curt’s paper discusses recent improvements in analytical tools used to estimate reoccupancy and functional recovery times and examples of how industry leaders can bring design for functional recovery into the state of practice using NIST and ATC project methods implemented in SP3-RiskModel.
Comparison of FEMA P-58 with Other Building Seismic Risk Assessment Methods
This short presentation focused on applications for seismic risk assessment, methodologies and recent SP3 comparison study results from the FEMA P-58 method compared to traditional methods for seismic due-diligence risk assessments (Thiel Zsutty method and ATC-13 method). The paper (available below) highlights key differences and similarities between FEMA P-58 (a building-specific-based loss assessment method) and other building-classification-based loss assessment methods.