• Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage (FEMA E-74) Training, 8:00am-12:00pm (Tuesday, March 7)

    Instructor: Mike Griffin
    Cost: $35 (covers A/V and venue fees)
  • Location: Salon A/B
  • Failure of nonstructural components—which includes all those components that are not part of the structural system, such as architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as furniture, fixtures, equipment, and contents—have accounted for the majority of earthquake damage in several recent U.S. earthquakes. In many cases, businesses, schools, hospitals, and other organizations had to spend excessive time and dollars for clean-up and repair due to nonstructural failures; therefore impeding continued operations and rapid recovery. Nonstructural component failures can impede safe evacuation, delay rescue, and cause additional hazards, such as fire following an earthquake. Training on FEMA E-74, Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage, covers the sources and types of nonstructural earthquake damage, as well as effective methods and guidance for reducing the potential risks of injury and property loss from future earthquakes. Questions about this training can be directed to Veronica Cedillos at

  • Post Earthquake Reconnaissance Workshop (PERW); 1:00-5:00PM (Tuesday, March 7)

    Location: Salon A/B Lower Level 1
    Organizers: EERI’s Student Leadership Council and the EERI Learning from Earthquakes Program
  • Sponsored by MTS
  • This workshop will provide an overview of conducting post-earthquake reconnaissance and a demonstration of EERI field data collection tools. The workshop will include a field exercise that will give participants the opportunity to practice making reconnaissance observations for structural or geotechnical damage scenarios. EERI members who complete this training will have a practical introduction to post-earthquake reconnaissance and information about opportunities to participate in future reconnaissance efforts.


The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

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