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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research: A Community Workshop Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13167.
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Appendix D

Workshop Agenda

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

8:00 am Breakfast/reception
 
8:30 Introduction to workshop Gregory Fenves, Co-chair Chris Poland, Co-chair
 
8:50 Keynote 1: Community Laurie Johnson, Laurie Johnson Consulting
 
9:10 Keynote 2: Lifelines Reginald DesRoches, Georgia Institute of Technology
 
9:30 Keynote 3: Buildings Gregory Deierlein, Stanford University
 
9:50 Q&A panel session with keynote speakers
 
10:20 Break
 
10:35 Briefing on goals of the breakout sessionsInstructions given to moderators and participants
 
10:45 Breakout Session 1 (Dimensional)
Define Grand Challenges
Pre-event prediction and planning

Moderator: John Egan, AMEC Geomatrix

Committee rapporteur: Jerome Hajjar, Northeastern University

Design of infrastructure

Moderator: Ken Elwood, University of British Columbia

Committee rapporteur: Adam Crewe, University of Bristol

Post-event response and recovery

Moderator: Sharon Wood, University of Texas at Austin

Committee rapporteur: Jerome Lynch, University of Michigan

Community resilience

Moderator: Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado at Boulder

Committee rapporteur: Ronald Eguchi, ImageCat, Inc.

 
12:00 pm Lunch
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research: A Community Workshop Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13167.
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12:45 Observations from Christchurch Ken Elwood, University of British Columbia
 
1:00 Plenary Session
Workshop participants reconvene to report on breakout session
 
1:45 Keynote 4: Information Technology
Including Q&A
James Myers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 
2:15 Breakout Session 2 (Dimensional)
Refine Grand Challenges
 
3:30 Break
 
3:45 Breakout Session 3 (Dimensional)
Consider facilities
 
5:00 Plenary Session
Workshop participants reconvene to report on breakout session
 
5:30 Adjourn
 
6:00 Reception and dinner

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011

8:00 am Breakfast/reception
 
8:30 Midcourse progress report Gregory Fenves, Co-chair Chris Poland, Co-chair
 
9:00 Keynote 5: Materials
Including Q&A
John Halloran, University of Michigan
 
9:30 Keynote 6: Modeling and Simulation
Including Q&A
Omar Ghattas, University of Texas at Austin
 
10:00 Break
 
10:15 Breakout Session 4 (Disciplinary)
Buildings

Moderator: Ken Elwood, University of British

Columbia Committee rapporteur: Adam Crewe, University of Bristol

Lifelines

Moderator: Sharon Wood, University of Texas at Austin

Committee rapporteur: Jerome Lynch, University of Michigan

Geotechnical/Tsunamis

Moderator: John Egan, AMEC Geomatrix

Committee rapporteur: Jerome Hajjar, Northeastern University

Community

Moderator: Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado at Boulder

Committee rapporteur: Ronald Eguchi, ImageCat, Inc.

 
11:50 Lunch
Moderators and rapporteurs prepare to discuss results of breakout sessions
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research: A Community Workshop Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13167.
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1:00 pm Observations from Japan Thomas Heaton, California Institute of Technology
 
1:20 Plenary Session
Workshop participants reconvene to report on disciplinary breakout session
 
2:50 Final Breakout Session (Dimensional)
Reconvene in original breakout groups

Pre-event prediction and planning

Design of infrastructure

Post-event response and recovery

Community resilience

 
4:00 Final Plenary Session
 
5:00 End Open Session/Adjourn workshop

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011

8:00 am Closed Sessions (open to committee and NRC staff only)
 
4:00 pm Adjourn
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As geological threats become more imminent, society must make a major commitment to increase the resilience of its communities, infrastructure, and citizens. Recent earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand, Haiti, and Chile provide stark reminders of the devastating impact major earthquakes have on the lives and economic stability of millions of people worldwide. The events in Haiti continue to show that poor planning and governance lead to long-term chaos, while nations like Chile demonstrate steady recovery due to modern earthquake planning and proper construction and mitigation activities.

At the request of the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council hosted a two-day workshop to give members of the community an opportunity to identify "Grand Challenges" for earthquake engineering research that are needed to achieve an earthquake resilient society, as well as to describe networks of earthquake engineering experimental capabilities and cyberinfrastructure tools that could continue to address ongoing areas of concern. Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research: A Community Workshop Report explores the priorities and problems regions face in reducing consequent damage and spurring technological preparedness advances.

Over the course of the Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research workshop, 13 grand challenge problems emerged and were summarized in terms of five overarching themes including: community resilience framework, decision making, simulation, mitigation, and design tools. Participants suggested 14 experimental facilities and cyberinfrastructure tools that would be needed to carry out testing, observations, and simulations, and to analyze the results. The report also reviews progressive steps that have been made in research and development, and considers what factors will accelerate transformative solutions.

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