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New PEER Report: 2014/20 “Stochastic Modeling and Simulation of Near-Fault Ground Motions for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering”

PEER has just published Report No. 2014/20 titled “Stochastic Modeling and Simulation of Near-Fault Ground Motions for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Mayssa Dabaghi and Armen Der Kiureghian. Visit … Continue reading

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Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake: PEER Strong Motion Records, Server Room Video

PEER has processed strong motion records for the main shock of the Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake which occurred on April 25, 2015.  The source records are from the KATNP (USGS) station and have been processed using PEER’s standard data processing method (Ancheta … Continue reading

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New PEER Report 2015/06: “Adjusting Ground-Motion Intensity Measures to a Reference Site for which V(S30) = 3000 m/sec”

PEER has just published Report No. 2015/06 titled “Adjusting Ground-Motion Intensity Measures to a Reference Site for which V(S30) = 3000 m/sec” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by David M. Boore. Visit the … Continue reading

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PEER Receives Research Contract to Develop Design Guidelines for Tsunami Loads

PEER recently signed an important research contract to develop bridge design guidelines for tsunami loads. The project is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) along with five western states: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. The project will develop … Continue reading

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New PEER Report 2015/05: “Hybrid Simulation of Seismic Isolation Systems Applied to an APR-1400 Nuclear Power Plant”

PEER has just published Report No. 2015/05 titled “Hybrid Simulation of Seismic Isolation Systems Applied to an APR-1400 Nuclear Power Plant” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Andreas H. Schellenberg, Alireza Sarebanha, Matthew … Continue reading

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PEER SERVER MAINTENANCE May 17, 8am-3pm

PEER’s server will undergo maintenance on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 8 AM – 3 PM (PST). The PEER website and all information accessed through the website will not be accessible at that time. We appreciate your patience as we … Continue reading

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Join the PEER Team – Communications

PEER has an interesting opening and we encourage potential candidates to take a look and apply. Please refer to the link below for the full description and feel free to share this information with your colleagues. http://jobs.berkeley.edu Refer to requisition … Continue reading

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New PEER Report 2015/02: “A Full-Scale, Single-Column Bridge Bent Tested by Shake-Table Excitation”

PEER has just published Report No. 2015/02 titled “A Full-Scale, Single-Column Bridge Bent Tested by Shake-Table Excitation” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Matthew J. Schoettler, Jose I. Restrepo, Gabriele Guerrini, David E. … Continue reading

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PEER Response to M7.8 Nepal Earthquake

The M7.8 earthquake in Nepal on April 25 has caused thousands of casualties, considerable destruction of engineered and non-engineered structures, significant landslide induced damages and large surface fault ruptures.  Nearly three-dozen aftershocks have been recorded in the region within 24 hours.  Refer to … Continue reading

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Fenves Named President of UT at Austin

Gregory Fenves, member of the National Academy of Engineering, has been elected President of the University of Texas at Austin, effective June 3, 2015.  After three weeks as sole finalist for the position, he was elevated by the University of … Continue reading

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