4. Earthquake engineering data synthesis center: Such a center could offer the research community a large-scale database system for ingesting data sources from a variety of sensor types including imaging, remote sensing, video, and information management systems.
5. Earth observation: Earth observation systems could provide an integration of continuous and multi-sensor (e.g., aerial, satellite, and unmanned aerial vehicle) observations of communities at various scales for the purpose of characterizing the physical attributes of communities and monitoring the effects of earthquakes (e.g., damage assessment and recovery).
6. Rapid monitoring facility: Such a facility could provide the earthquake engineering community with a suite of highly portable sensing and data acquisition tools that could be rapidly deployed to structures, geo-facilities, and lifelines to monitor their stability after seismic events.
7. Sustainable materials facility: Partnering with material science facilities could lead to the development and testing of new construction grade materials that are self-healing, capable of energy capture, or ultra-high strength, and to understand the use of sustainable materials for earthquake engineering applications. A sustainable materials facility could test these materials under the conditions they may experience when used in construction accounting for the influence of aging and degradation.
8. Networked geotechnical centrifuges: Networked geotechnical centrifuges, each including innovative capabilities for robotic manipulation and actuation within the centrifuge container during the experiment, could allow new types of experimental modeling of landslides (including submarine landslides), liquefaction, and tsunamis.
9. SSI shaking table: A large-scale, dynamic shaking table designed for soil-structure interaction (SSI) experiments could enable a significant throughput of SSI experiments to help advance knowledge of this crucial component of earthquake engineering.
10. Large-scale shaking table: Testing complete structures or full-scale subsystems in multiple directions could provide fundamental knowledge for understanding the response of actual construction and the contributions of lateral and gravity load resisting systems and non-structural systems, validating post-earthquake evaluation methods for damaged structures.
11. Tsunami wave simulator: Such a revolutionary new facility could combine a tsunami wave basin with the capability to shake the ground to simulate liquefaction and subsidence.
12. Advanced structural subsystems characterization facility: Such a facility could test full-sized or close-to-full-scale subsystems and components under fully realistic boundary and loading conditions, to replicate the effects of corrosion, accelerated aging, and fatigue, and have the capability for multi-axial loading, high-temperature testing, and high pressures. It could enable the development of more accurate structural models needed for characterization of subsystems, components, and materials.
13. Non-structural, multi-axis testing facility: A high-performance multi-axis facility could be developed with the frequency range and levels of motion to investigate and characterize the performance of non-structural elements (e.g., partitions) and other content (e.g., shelving, information technology equipment, lighting, electrical and mechanical equipment) in three dimensions within a building or other infrastructure.
14. Mobile facility for in situ structural testing: A suite of highly portable testing equipment in such a facility could include shakers, actuators, sensors, and high-resolution data acquisition systems that could enable structures, lifelines, or geotechnical systems to be tested in place.