Anchorage Science Pub: Shake, Rattle, and Roll [VIDEO]


Title: Shake, Rattle, and Roll… How Engineers Design Buildings for Earthquakes
Michael Fierro 
 February 21, 2016
Location: Tap Root Public House
Presenter: Senior Engineer Michael Fierro

“The seismic design of buildings is a field with ongoing development and revisions to accepted practices. With each new code cycle, the rules are updated on what we’ve learned from recent earthquakes: ground motion, building behavior, risk assessment, and the identification of post-earthquake damage. Join us at this month’s Anchorage Science Pub for a presentation with Senior Engineer Michael Fierro, as he discusses basic concepts of earthquake motion and the modern approach to seismic design of buildings in everyday terms.”

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Heather Aronno is a Journalism & Public Communications graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her passion is community involvement, which has found a place within most of the work and projects with which she is involved. A transplant from the lower 48, Heather has lived in Anchorage, Alaska since the summer of 2005. Fortunately, it was a nice summer, and she's considered Alaska her home ever since.

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