Seismic Waves: The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center: A Decade of Achievement [open pdf - 357KB]
Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program [NEHRP]. "In a perfect world, every building would be fully protected against earthquake hazards. In the real world, trade-offs must be made between safety, durability, and cost. These determinations have often been made unconsciously, by default, or on the basis of very limited information. This has begun to change, however, thanks to the efforts of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER). Headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley, PEER is a center for multidisciplinary earthquake engineering research and education. Fifteen universities located in California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington participate in PEER, nine as core institutions and six as educational affiliates. Researchers and students from other campuses also participate in PEER-sponsored research and educational activities. The Center was established in 1997 through funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF, a NEHRP agency) and the State of California."
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/
Seismic Waves (February 2008)