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Symposium on Multi-Hazard Engineering Scheduled
July 30, 2007

The Symposium on Emerging Developments in Multi-Hazard Engineering is being held by The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) and The Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research at The State University of New York, University at Buffalo (MCEER) on September 18, 2007 at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y.

All too often, communities and their infrastructure are faced with responding to, and performing during, multiple hazards–such as earthquakes, wind, flood and wave surge, and blasts—simultaneously. As a result, multi-hazard engineering, which has been shown to reduce overall costs while maintaining
or increasing safety, is gaining in popularity. To address the complications that arise from events where multiple hazards occur, this new symposium will consider multi-hazard engineering from the perspectives of risk, reliability, design, analysis, cost-benefit, life-cycle costs and structural health monitoring.

The symposium will address different facets of multi-hazard considerations in infrastructure applications and will work to establish the quantitative methods and guidelines needed to promote their use. Nationally recognized researchers and practitioners from industry, academia and government will discuss solutions and applications, including adapting technologies developed for specific hazards to multi-hazard problems and developing new technologies to mitigate a variety of threats.

For more information on the AEI-MCEER symposium, or to register on-line, visit: www.mceer.buffalo.edu/meetings/aei/default.asp.


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