• Walking Tour of Campus and infrastructure Seismic Testing and Applied Research (iSTAR) Lab at Portland State University 2:00-3:30PM (Friday, March 10)

    Leader: Franz Rad
    Room: Meet in the lobby of the Hotel
    Cost: Free

    This walking tour will highlight some of the campus buildings that have been retrofitted for earthquake. Our tour will be passing or touring through the buildings, some built early in the twentieth century and some as late as the 1970s, that have been retrofitted in recent years. Site visit provides opportunity to learn about the structural retrofit, architectural renovations, associated costs, and how funding was secured for projects. Walking tour will include visiting the infrastructure Seismic Testing and Applied Research (iSTAR) Laboratory and learning about the research projects underway in the Lab. Projects include seismic retrofit of transportation structures, non-destructive testing and monitoring of concrete structures, retrofit of reinforced concrete components using CFRP, and design implications using liquefaction prediction models.

    At the end of the walking tour, participants are invited to join the hosts for conversation and libation. Please contact Franz Rad with any questions:


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