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.

Dynamic Response of Tall Timber Buildings

Year: 2015
Category: Vibrations and civil engineering dynamics
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Earthquake Response of Bridges with Unequal Pier Heights

Year: 2015
Category: Eurocode 8
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Effect of Soil on Seismic Performance and Vulnerability of RC Frame Buildings

Year: 2015
Category: Geotechnical earthquake engineering
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Effects of Ground Motion Characteristics on Seismic Response of Earth Dams:

Some Remarks on Duration Parameters and Vertical Shaking

Year: 2015
Category: Dams and hydropower
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Estimation of Seismic Vulnerability Functions for URM Infilled RC Frame Buildings in India

Year: 2015
Category: Earthquake loss estimation
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