Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World

9 - 10 July 2015, Homerton College, Cambridge, UK


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.

Conference themes

  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Seismic design for nuclear facilities
  • Seismic hazard and engineering seismology
  • Masonry structures
  • Risk and catastrophe modelling
  • Vibrations, blast and civil engineering dynamics
  • Dams and hydropower
  • Seismic assessment and retrofit of engineered and non-engineered structures
  • Social impacts and community recovery

Keynote speakers

SECED 2015 featured the following keynote speakers (affiliations correct at the time of the conference):

  • Peter Ford and Tim Allmark, Office for Nuclear Regulation, UK
  • Don Anderson, CH2M HILL, Seattle, USA
  • Bernard Dost, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, The Netherlands
  • Anne Kiremidjian, Stanford University, USA
  • Rob May, Golder Associates, Australia
  • Tiziana Rossetto, University College London, UK
  • Andrew Whittaker, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Mike Willford, Arup, The Netherlands

SECED 2015 Proceedings

The SECED 2015 Proceedings comprise the papers presented at the conference subtitled Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World held in Cambridge, UK, 2015.

The 2007 Solomon Islands Earthquake and Tsunami:

Cascading Effects and Community Recovery

Year: 2015
Category: Community dimensions of vulnerability and impact
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The Application of a Uniform Framework of Seismic Vulnerability Assessment to South American Countries

Year: 2015
Category: Risk and catastrophe modelling
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The Development of New Building Vulnerability Relationships Using The CEQID Database

Year: 2015
Category: Advances in structural assessment and mitigation
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The Importance of Considering Beyond Design Basis Response of Nuclear Plants to Earthquakes

Year: 2015
Category: Seismic design for nuclear facilities
Hits: 1961
Tags: Reliability  
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The Seismic Design of Shallow Foundations: A State of the Art Exploration

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