Friday, April 09, 2010

Online Registration Open for EERI Soil Liquefaction Seminars

Register now for the new EERI Technical Seminar on Soil Liquefaction During Earthquakes, based on the 2008 EERI monograph.

One-day seminars will be held April 30 in Secaucus, New Jersey; May 14 in Atlanta, Georgia; and May 21 in Chicago, Illinois. The speakers will be the monograph authors, Professor Emeritus I. M. Idriss and Professor R. W. Boulanger, both of the University of California Davis.

The seminar will provide a synthesis -- in one accessible resource for students, practicing engineers, and other professionals -- of progress in the study of soil liquefaction since 1982. The following areas are covered: fundamentals of liquefaction behavior; methods for predicting the triggering of liquefaction during earthquakes; methods for predicting the consequences of liquefaction, such as slope instability or ground deformations; mitigation of liquefaction hazards; and cyclic softening of clays and plastic silts. The seminar is supported by FEMA.

The registration fee is only $225 for members of EERI and cosponsoring organizations (DFI, GEO-Institute, local ASCE Geotechnical Groups), $300 for nonmembers, and $113 for student, young professional, and retired EERI members. The seminar venues will be the Crown Plaza Hotel Secaucus-Meadowlands, the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, and the Chicago Kent College of Law.

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