[Amath-seminars] Fwd: Regional Earthquakes and the Lewis Hall Seismic Retrofit- May 16th

Tony Garcia tonyg2 at uw.edu
Fri May 10 09:02:24 PDT 2019

Hello all,

Please join us for a information session on Regional Earthquakes and the
Lewis Hall Seismic Retrofit. See below for details.

Thursday May 16, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 pm in Smith 205

This information session will feature brief presentations on what is known
about past and future earthquakes in the region and the seismic retrofit
work planned for Lewis Hall this summer, along with some general
information on how to be prepared and properly respond during an
earthquake. It is aimed in particular at people who work in Lewis Hall, but
anyone is welcome.

Major earthquakes do happen in Seattle, including Magnitude 9 earthquakes
like the recent ones in Japan and Sumatra, more than 1000 times more
energetic than the 2001 Nisqually Magnitude 6.8 earthquake that did a lot
of damage around Seattle. Lewis Hall is an "unreinforced masonry" building
that would not do well in a major earthquake, and hence the need for the
disruptive work this summer.

The presenters:

Bill Steele, Seismology Lab Coordinator, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network,
will survey some of the seismic hazards in this region, including both the
Cascadia Subduction Zone and crustal faults such as the Seattle Fault.

John King, UW Construction Manager, will overview planned seismic retrofits
of 25 buildings over the next 6 years.

KK Clark, Project Manager for Clark Construction, will briefly describe the
construction plans.

Cale Ash, Office Director and Principal, Degenkolb Engineers, is involved
in the design of the Lewis Hall retrofit and will discuss what is planned
and why it is necessary.

Thank you,


Administrative Assistant III
Applied Mathematics

Lewis Hall Box 353925
tonyg2 at uw.edu
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