This is a local SF event run by ARUP that might be of interest to our members and supporters.
Preliminary Lessons from Chile and Haiti: What the Bay Area Should (and Should Not) Expect from a Major Earthquake.
Date: April 1, 5:30 – 7:30. Presentation will start at 6.
The recent M8.8 Chile and M7.0 Haiti earthquakes hold valuable lessons for businesses and residents in the Bay Area. The vast majority of well-engineered structures performed well, and the vast majority of poorly-engineered structures did not. However, there were important surprises from which we can learn to improve our own outcomes in a major quake.
Having just returned from Chile and Haiti helping clients and performing general reconnaissance, Andy Thompson and Ignacio Barandiaran will present their reflections, discussing the performance of buildings, bridges, transportation systems and industrial facilities, as well as insurance, economic, and social issues. Andy Thompson is an Associate at Arup and co-author of Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country. Ignacio Barandiaran is a Principal at Arup.