We are proud to announce Earthquake Spectra recently accepted a new paper on post-earthquake functional recovery co-authored by former SP3 team member, Dustin Cook, Ph.D., P.E., and SP3 Co-founder and CEO, Curt Haselton, Ph.D., P.E. This paper comes after 3 years of research by members of the Applied Technology Council (ATC) along with researchers at CU Boulder and accompanies the ATC-138 Functional Recovery (Beta) Method released earlier this year.
Browse through the news articles below to learn about the latest at SP3!
The Applied Technology Council, researchers at CU Boulder, and SP3 teams are pleased to co-announce the release of the ATC-138 Functional Recovery (Beta) Method. This announcement accompanies the official ATC release sent earlier this week.
With the resilient design movement taking off, our teams have been working diligently over the past 3 years to bring you a next-generation method to quantatively estimate post-earthquake building recovery time.
Jon Heintz (ATC) and Curt Haselton (SP3) co-presented on Functional Recovery Design for the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego monthly lunch meeting. This included both recent ATC-138 analysis method developments and example projects and use-cases.
The 2021 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE) commenced at Sendai International Centre in Sendai, Japan, from September 27 to October 2, 2021 after its original postponement in 2020.This year’s theme focused on “Towards Disaster Resilient Society”, and included both in-person and remote presentations from delegates around the world.
Ed Almeter (SP3) presented on Resilient Design for Functional Recovery at the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) 90th Anniversary Convention. This included recovery time assessment method updates as part of the ATC-138, recent projects examples, and a call to action. The call proposes that leaders in seismic engineering pursue a coordinated effort to create prescriptive design requirements for resilient design for quick post-earthquake recovery of building function.
The SP3 team welcomes new Senior Associate, Aaron Malatesta! Prior to joining Haselton Baker Risk Group in August 2021, Aaron acted as a technical director for a product manufacturer leading the development of the technical publications and presentations while working with engineers to create resilient designs. He has also practiced structural engineering for consulting firms focused on both buildings and transportation infrastructure.
We are pleased to announce a couple major updates to our SP3 wood light-frame modeling module, which pull in the valuable learning from the recent three-year PEER-CEA research project, and fully integrate those findings into the SP3 engineering-analysis-based building-specific Monte Carlo risk analysis process. This effort was led by new SP3 Team member Dr. David Welch, who was previously a Stanford post-doc and played an instrumental role in the PEER-CEA project by being the primary modeler and analyst.
We are pleased to announce the release of the new SP3-Portfolio analysis module, which brings our building-specific seismic risk assessment advances to the analysis of your building portfolio. This new module marries the typical portfolio-level insurance modeling with the detailed building-specific vulnerability curves from the SP3-RiskModel. Portfolio risk analyses historically use generic vulnerability models for classes of building, which loses any building-specific risk information. This simplification is no longer needed with SP3-Portfolio!
The Summer Webinar on Functional Recovery and Resilience presented July 8th and 15th, 12-2 PM, focused on functional recovery in terms of resilience and the related implications for the practicing engineer. July 8th introduced broad concepts and framework tools that have been used on real projects that were shared during the July 15th webinar.
The SP3 team regularly gives guest lectures on the development and applications of SP3 to engineering students of all levels of study. Curt Haselton, PhD, PE had the pleasure of speaking to the Spring SE 227 class at UC San Diego and helped them familiarize with resilient design. The SP3 Team happily provided a complimentary academic license for selected student use for the 2021 Spring semester of this class so students could implement resilient design in their class projects.