Seismic Waves: Funneling Seismic Design Knowledge to Those Who Can Apply It   [open pdf - 334KB]

Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. "The gap between engineering and scientific knowledge and its practical application (for design and construction of economical, earthquake-safe structures) has dramatically widened. his was the consensus reached in a 2002 gathering of national leaders from the fields of earthquake engineering design, practice, regulation, and construction. Brought together by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to assess the state of earthquake engineering knowledge and practice, these leaders affirmed the significant expansion of earth science and engineering knowledge that the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) had helped bring about. They concluded, however, that the potential benefits of this knowledge were not being fully realized. With support from NIST and the Applied Technology Council (ATC), a nonprofit corporation working to advance engineering applications for risk mitigation (www.atcouncil.org), the leaders formulated a broad plan of action through which NEHRP could strengthen 'the informational link between theory, research results, and practice.' One of the important ideas from this influential plan that NEHRP has subsequently embraced is that of technical brief (TechBrief) publications."

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Seismic Waves (March 2010)
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