Study identifies quake-prone concrete buildings in Los Angeles area February 2, 2014 Researchers in the National Science Foundation's George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) have identified concrete buildings constructed before roughly 1980 in the Los Angeles area. This category of buildings, sometimes referred to as nonductile concrete buildings, is known from experience in previous earthquakes to have the potential for catastrophic collapse during strong earthquakes.
Simulations aiding study of earthquake dampers for structures July 30, 2013 Researchers have demonstrated the reliability and efficiency of 'real-time hybrid simulation' for testing a type of powerful damping system that might be installed in buildings and bridges to reduce structural damage and injuries during earthquakes.
MEDIA INVITED: Great Shakeout Lab Tour January 30, 2013 Purdue University invites journalists, photographers and videographers to tour its earthquake engineering research facilities and witness demonstrations to prepare stories for the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill planned for the Midwest.
Proposed earthquake warning system in California points to additional needs January 30, 2013 The need for an earthquake early warning system, as recently proposed in a California bill, is long overdue and highlights other needs, say two researchers within the University of California system associated with the George E Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).
T-Rex takes on shaky Christchurch January 24, 2013 T-Rex a massive, 64,000-pound shaker truck, is heading to New Zealand on Feb. 3 to help earthquake engineers grapple with a seismic challenge following a series of earthquakes that shook its second largest city, Christchurch, in 2011. As many as 7,500 homes were abandoned, and 30 percent of the structures in its central business district, including more than 20 15-plus-story buildings, have been demolished so far.
The NEES@University of Nevada, Reno equipment site is funded in part by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award Number CMMI-0927178.