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Eastern U.S. Seismic Seminar Announced
April 18, 2006

Virginia Geotechnical Services, P.C., a professional consulting firm offering an array of geoscience services, and the Virginia Structural Engineers Council have announced the presentation of the Eastern U.S. Seismic Seminar to be held at the Wyndham Richmond Airport facility on April 27th and 28th.

This premiere seminar will focus on the geotechnical and structural aspects of eastern United States seismic analysis and design. Coordinating with geotechnical and structural practitioners, and the Virginia Structural Engineers Council, this seminar has been developed to meet the current needs of the geotechnical and structural engineering industries by bringing a “high-powered” educational experience to public and private practitioners, as well as owners and code officials. Attendees have the flexibility to attend either day separately or both days at a discounted rate.

*Day 1 (Focus for Geotechnical and Structural Engineers) will be led by James R. Martin II, Ph.D. , Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the World Institute of Disaster Risk Management at Virginia Tech (DRM-VT) in Blacksburg, Virginia. He also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Extreme Load Effects on Structures (CELES).

*Day 2 (Focus for Structural Engineers) will be led by Finley A. Charney, Ph.D., P.E. , an Associate Professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the CELES at VA Tech. He is also President of Advanced Structural Concepts Inc., located in Blacksburg, Virginia.

For more information about this seminar, please contact Shawn Morton (804-673-0868) of ACEC Virginia at or Aaron Zdinak, P.E. (804-266-2199) of VGS at

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