Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
SECED 2015 was a two-day conference on Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics that took place on 9-10th July 2015 at Homerton College, Cambridge.
This was the first major conference to be held in the UK on this topic since SECED hosted the 2002 European Conference on Earthquake Engineering in London.
The conference brought together experts from a broad range of disciplines, including structural engineering, nuclear engineering, seismology, geology, geotechnical engineering, urban development, social sciences, business and insurance; all focused on risk, mitigation and recovery.
SECED 2015 featured the following keynote speakers (affiliations correct at the time of the conference):
The British maritime standard BS 6349 is being updated to be compatible with the Eurocodes. Hitherto BS 6349 has had no part considering the seismic situation and the document here discussed is the first attempt to define a set of provisions for earthquake resistant design consistent with the Eurocodes and in particular Eurocode 8 (EC8 hereafter). It is to be included in the current series of revisions to BS 6349 and is presented as an interface document between the two sets of Standards. This paper gives a brief introduction to the new provisions and presents aspects of the structural modelling, which is contained mainly in the bound-on Commentary.