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[SEAOC] Passive Energy Dissipation System Symposium in Los Angeles

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EXISTING BUILDINGS, cosponsored by the Structural Engineers Association of
Southern California (SEAOSC) and the Los Angeles County Public Works
Department is scheduled on Friday, July 19, 1996 at the Auditorium of the
Public Works headquarter at 900 South Fremont Avenue in Alhambra, California.
 The purpose
of this symposium is to introduce the passive energy dissipation technology
as a viable means for mitigating earthquake hazards to the architects,
engineers, and other esign/construction professionals.

Subjects to be presented in the symposium include the following:

General Overview of Passive Energy Dissipation Technology
Types of Hardware and Applications
Overview of Design Criteria, Codes and Guidelines
Ground Motion Issues and Implications
Testing Program and Its Limitations - Real or Imaginary?
Case Studies
Panel Discussion
and Exhibition of Passive Control Hardware

Speakers in the symposium include: Ian Aiken, Robert Hanson, Gary Hart, Jim
Kelly, Charles Kircher, Paul Somerville, Larry Soong, Andrew Whitaker and
Others presenting case studies.

Cost of registration is $60.00 received before July 12 or $75.00 afterwards.
 Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, notes, including
hardware information.  

For registration contact Don Gilbert, Executive Director of SEAOSC at 5360
Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA 90601; (310)908-6131 or Fax (310)692-3425.  

For exhibition information and the program contact Y. Henry Huang,
Supervising Civil Engineer III, Los Angeles County Public Works at
(213)738-2832; Fax (213)386-4818. e-mail: hhuang2(--nospam--at)

Other SYMPOSIUM cosponsors are: 

American Society of Civil Engineers, Technical Council on Forensic
California Engineering Foundation
California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
The City of Los Angeles
Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC)
National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER)
Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council