FEMA Webinar: P-2090/NIST SP-1254 – Oct 6 , 2021 @ 12:00 Noon PT

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Recommended Options for Improving the Built Environment for Post-Earthquake Reoccupancy and Functional Recovery Time

Oct 6 FEMA P-2090/NIST SP-1254 Webinar

12 Noon to 1 pm (Pacific Time)

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The American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Resilience Division and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering are hosting the Lifelines 2021-22 conference. Conference activities were launched on Feb. 9, 2021, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the San Fernando Earthquake. This was followed by an Energy Sector Panel session in April 2021 and a Transportation Sector Panel Session in June 2021. Prior to the in-person conference on Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, 2022, we are holding additional activities throughout the 2021 calendar year related to the conference theme of Understanding, Improving, and Operationalizing Hazard Resilience for Lifeline Systems. The severe impacts of the 1971 earthquake inspired research of lifeline systems worldwide, including water, wastewater, stormwater, electric power, gas and liquid fuels, communications, transportation, and solid waste management systems.

As part of the Lifelines 2021-22 conference event series, FEMA is hosting a webinar focusing on post-earthquake reoccupancy and functional recovery. This event will include four speakers giving an overview of the congressional mandate to address reoccupancy and functional recovery, what this potentially means to the design and operation of buildings and lifeline infrastructure systems, and societal planning, education, and financing. The event will be held virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, from noon to 1 p.m. Pacific Time. For more information on the webinar and conference please visit https://samueli.ucla.edu/lifelines2021-22/.

FEMA P-2090/NIST SP-1254, Recommended Options for Improving the Built Environment for Post-Earthquake Reoccupancy and Functional Recovery Time

Current codes and standards for buildings and lifeline systems are primarily safety-based intending to protect life and public health, with few provisions targeting post-event recovery objectives. Most of the existing built environment does not comply with current codes and standards. As a result, the United States is exposed to significant risk from all forms of natural hazards that can affect communities through damage that results in injury and loss of life, lifeline service interruptions, displacement of residents, closure of businesses, and other economic and socio-cultural impacts. These risks cannot be eliminated but the resilience of our communities can be significantly improved by implementation of recovery-based codes, standards, and other policies. This webinar will present recommendations for (1) design and construction practices to improve the performance of lifeline infrastructure systems and buildings, and for (2) the planning and education activities and financial resources needed to implement these design and construction practices. These recommendations are described in the recently published FEMA P-2090, NIST SP-1254 report that was mandated by the 2018 reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), P.L. 115-307. The webinar speakers served as primary authors of the report.


Welcome: Ronald T. Eguchi |CEO and Co-Founder at ImageCat, Inc.

NEHRP Mandate and Acknowledgements: Michael Mahoney |Senior Geophysicist at FEMA

Buildings Presentation: Ryan Kersting |Associate Principal/Structural Engineer at Buehler

Lifelines Presentation: Craig Davis |CA Davis Engineering, Retired LADWP

Planning, Education, Financial Presentation: Lucy Arendt |Professor at St. Norbert College

Closing: Ronald T. Eguchi

FOR SPEAKER DETAILS SEE:   FEMA-P2090-NIST_SP-1254Webinar(10-6-2021)