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Wednesday 27-Jun-18: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

TS1. Special topics in hazard modeling for design

DATE/TIME: Wednesday 27-Jun-18 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: California

MODERATOR: Yousef Bozorgnia, UC Berkeley;

Risk-targeted vs. uniform-hazard vs. deterministic ground motions for U.S. design codes (ID Theme01)
Nicolas Luco, USGS;
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A User’s Guide to Directivity Modeling (ID Theme02)
Jennifer L. Donahue , JL Donahue Engineering, Inc.;
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TS2. Operational earthquake forecasting: overview and real-life exampleTheme Session - Seismic Hazard

DATE/TIME: Wednesday 27-Jun-18 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: San Gabriel

MODERATOR: Kevin Milner, University of Southern California;

Overview of Some Operational Earthquake Forecasting (OEF) Capabilities and Products (ID 904)
Edward Field, USGS, Golden; Kevin Milner, University of Southern California;
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Exploring how Japan, New Zealand, Italy and U.S.A. communicate Earthquake Forecasts (ID Theme04)
Sara K. McBride, USGS;
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TS3. Physics-based simulations and their application to engineering design

DATE/TIME: Wednesday 27-Jun-18 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Hollywood


DESCRIPTION: Thomas H. Jordan will also be presenting, "Cybershake Models of Seismic Hazards in Southern and Central California" (ID 1458) later in the day (1:30 - 3:00 PM).

The CyberShake Project: Putting More PHYS into PSHA (ID Theme05)
Thomas H. Jordan, SCEC;
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Using CyberShake results for tall building design in the Los Angeles region (ID 518)
C.B. Crouse, AECOM; Christine Goulet, University of Southern California; Kevin Milner, University of Southern California; Robert Graves, US Geological Survey; Scott Callaghan, University of Southern California; Tom Jordan, University of Southern California;
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Thursday 28-Jun-18: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

TS4. PBEE for Tall Buildings

DATE/TIME: Thursday 28-Jun-18 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: California

MODERATOR: John Wallace, University of California Los Angeles;

PEER TBI II Guidelines for PBEE of Tall Buildings (ID Theme07)
Jack P. Moehle, UC Berkeley;
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2017 LATBSDC Guidelines for PBEE of Tall Buildings (ID Theme08)
Farzad Naeim, Farzad Naeim, Inc.;
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TS5. Geotechnical Aspects of PBEE

DATE/TIME: Thursday 28-Jun-18 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: San Gabriel

The curious endurance of deterministic caps in US seismic design provisions (ID 1004)
Jonathan Stewart, UCLA; C.B. Crouse, AECOM; Nico Luco, USGS; Robert Pekelnicky, Degenkolb Engineers ; Ronald Hamburger, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger ;
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Liquefaction Hazard Due to Induced Seismicity: Overview of the Pilot Study Being Performed for the Groningen Region of the Netherlands (ID 1935)
Russell Green, Virginia Tech; A Rodriguez-Marek, Virginia Tech; B Edwards, University of Liverpool; BW Maurer, University of Washington; G de Lange, Deltares, Delft; J van Elk, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V.; JJ Bommer, Imperial College London; P Omidi, Capelle aan den Ijssel; PJ Stafford, Imperial College London; PP Kruiver, Deltares, Delft; SJ Bourne, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.; SJ Oates, Shell Global Solutions International B.V. ; T Storck, Capelle aan den Ijssel;
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TS6. PBEE of Lifeline Systems

DATE/TIME: Thursday 28-Jun-18 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Hollywood

MODERATOR: Ronald T. Eguchi, ImageCat;

Applying Performance Based Seismic Design to Create Resilient Lifeline Systems (ID Theme11)
Craig A. Davis, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
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PBEE Applications for Resilient Transportation Systems (ID Theme12)
Jack W. Baker, Stanford University;
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Friday 29-Jun-18: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

TS7. Federal Efforts to Embed Seismic Policy Into Broader Initiatives

DATE/TIME: Friday 29-Jun-18 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: California

MODERATOR: Laurie Johnson, Laurie Johnson Consulting;

DESCRIPTION: Forty years on from the passage of NEHRP, many aspects of federal involvement in earthquake hazards reduction are now codified in law and institutionalized within agencies. This session will focus on a range of new frontiers in federal efforts where earthquake hazards reduction is being embedded within broader policy initiatives.

NEHRP Beyond 40: Opportunities for the next generation of the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (ID Theme13)
Steven L. McCabe, National Institute of Standards and Technology;
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NHERI: Opportunities for natural hazards research to bolster community seismic resilience (ID Theme14)
Julio A. Ramirez, Purdue University, NHERI;
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National Infrastructure Protection Plan: Applying national risk management principles to earthquake planning and preparedness (ID Theme15)
Christy Riccardi, U.S. Department of Homeland Security;
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TS8. Sustaining State-level Seismic Policy-Focused Efforts in the Face of Competing Demands

DATE/TIME: Friday 29-Jun-18 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: San Gabriel

MODERATOR: Jim Wilkinson, Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium;

DESCRIPTION: This session will look at the role of state seismic safety commissions and other major long-term, post-earthquake programs that have endured in the face of changing political administrations, variable budgets, and competing policy demands.

The California Hospital Seismic Retrofit Program: 12 Years to the Finishing Line (ID Theme16)
Chris Tokas, Office of Statewide Health Plannig and Development;
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Oregon Resilience Plan: Innovative, Integrative and Effective (ID 1934)
Yumei Wang, Oregon Dept Geology & Mineral Industries;
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Utah Geologic Hazard Ordinance Program (ID Theme18)
Barry Welliver, BHW Engineer LLC;
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TS9. Locally-Led Seismic Policy Agenda Setting

DATE/TIME: Friday 29-Jun-18 9:00 am - 10:00 am ROOM: Hollywood

MODERATOR: Chris Poland, Chris D. Poland Consulting Engineer;

DESCRIPTION: This session will look at the innovations in locally-led seismic policy both with earthquake policy as the lead issue and with earthquake policy piggy-backing on other broader policy initiatives. This would emphasize what kinds of stakeholder support is needed and the role that earthquake science and engineering studies played in helping to facilitate the policy development, adoption and implementation.

San Francisco Seawall (ID Theme19)
Steven Reel, Port of San Francisco;
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New York City: from the 1995 Seismic Code to Current Coastal Resilience Strategy (ID Theme20)
Guy Nordenson, Princeton University, Guy Nordenson and Associates;
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Palo Alto, CA: Updating the City’s Seismic Risk Management Program (ID Theme21)
Bret Lizundia, Rutherford and Chekene;
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