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SoCal Regional Meeting February 2020
Sufi Mediterranian Restaurant
5915 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Category: Regional Dinner Meeting

Southern California Regional Meeting

2019 EERI Distinguished Lecture, "Liquefaction: Lessons, challenges and opportunities"

Presented by Ross Boulanger, Professor & Director of the Center for Geotechnical Modeling, UC Davis

Please join us as we partner with ASCE Geo Institute San Diego and EERI for our spring Regional Meeting in San Diego.


Liquefaction during earthquakes has been the subject of extensive study for over half a century and is now routinely addressed in engineering practice using a wide range of technical approaches that depend on the project size and importance. These past studies have produced major advances in our scientific understanding of liquefaction phenomena and the engineering practices used to address liquefaction hazards, but there remain numerous situations where knowledge gaps and engineering practice limitations hinder the efficient mitigation of earthquake-induced liquefaction damages to our infrastructure and communities. This presentation examines a number of lessons, challenges, and opportunities regarding the evaluation and mitigation of liquefaction hazards, including aspects of site characterization, engineering analysis methods, challenging soil types, remediation methods, performance-based engineering procedures, and risk management approaches.

About the Speaker:

Professor Ross W. Boulanger is the Director of the Center for Geotechnical Modeling in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He received his PhD and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and his BASc degree in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia. His research and professional practice are primarily related to liquefaction and its remediation, seismic performance of dams and levees, and seismic soil-structure interaction. His honors include the TK Hsieh Award from the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Ralph B. Peck Award, Norman Medal, Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, and Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, and election to the US National Academy of Engineering.

Registration is closed as the event is SOLD OUT!

 Thank you to our partnering organizations, San Diego Geo-Institute Chapter and EERI! Thank you as well to our sponsor, Project X Corrosion Engineering.

Contact: Kelly Cabal, [email protected] (949) 391-2436 with any questions.