A Look Forward, a Look Back: Lessons Applied 30 Years After Loma Prieta

Friday, October 18, 2019
San José, CA

1-4PM Program | 4-6PM Networking Reception
SJSU College of Engineering Alumni Room (ENG 285-287) SPACE IS LIMITED

Thirty years ago the San Andreas Fault ruptured near Loma Prieta Peak, creating the largest urban earthquake in over 80 years. The M 6.9 earthquake took 63 lives and injured another 3,757. Many of those due to the destroyed urban infrastructure, such as the Cypress structure on I-880 in Oakland, and the collapse of homes in San Francisco's Marina District. These catastrophes provided civil engineers and public policy leaders with a multitude of lessons to apply in the event of another "Killer Quake."
Join MTI and San Jose State University's (SJSU) College of Engineering as we welcome Dr. Anne Wein, US Geological Survey, Operations Research Analyst, to deliver the pivotal keynote address. Dr. Frances Edwards, MTI's Deputy Director of the National Transportation Security Center, will chair the discussion with Dr. Steven Vukazich of SJSU's Material and Civil Engineering Departments and Ash Padwal Chief Risk Officer of Allied Telesis leading panels on changes over the last 30 years that have enhanced seismic safety, as well as future developments needed to improve the Bay Area's earthquake resilience.