Structural Inspections After an Earthquake: Case Studies from the Mineral, VA Event

Mat Daw, P.E., Keast & Hood Co

Additional Speaker: Matthew Farmer, P.E., Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

This SE University session focused on structural inspections after an earthquake, including case studies from the 2011 Earthquake in Mineral, VA (Magnitude 5.8). The following items were discussed:

* Processes for evaluating seismic damage
* Common types of damage that can be caused by a moderate seismic event
* Structural damage observed is not always the result of the seismic event

The speakers also presented information about the process of responding to a seismic event, including how to accommodate an increased volume of requests for inspection, and collaboration between multiple engineering offices, insurance adjusters, and others.

Session Length: 1.5 hours

April 11, 2012

Case Study

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