[Amath-seminars] Fwd: Regional Earthquakes and the Lewis Hall
Seismic Retrofit- May 16th
Randall J LeVeque
rjl at uw.edu
Wed May 15 13:15:07 PDT 2019
Reminder that tomorrow at 4pm there will be a special information session
on Regional Earthquakes and the Lewis Hall Seismic Retrofit, see below for
In addition to hearing from local experts about what's known about
earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, and what the plan for Lewis Hall is,
we will have some general information on how to prepare for earthquakes and
how to respond if you experience one, no matter where you may be. And swag.
This seminar could be a life-saver, so please come!
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From: Tony Garcia <tonyg2 at uw.edu>
Date: Fri, May 10, 2019 at 9:04 AM
Subject: Fwd: Regional Earthquakes and the Lewis Hall Seismic Retrofit- May
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.
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
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.
Administrative Assistant III
Lewis Hall Box 353925
tonyg2 at uw.edu
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