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.

Reliability of Nonlinear Static Analysis in Case of Irregular URM Buildings with Flexible Diaphragms

Year: 2015
Category: Masonry structures
Hits: 1951
Date insert: Monday, 28 December 2015

Reliably Predicting the Nonlinear Cyclic Response of RC Bridge Piers up to Complete Collapse

Year: 2015
Category: Innovation in seismic analysis and design
Hits: 1493
Tags: Bridges  
Date insert: Monday, 28 December 2015

Research and Experimental Program for Assessing Seismic Risks on Gas Polyethylene Pipelines

Year: 2015
Category: Advances in structural assessment and mitigation
Hits: 1350
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Date insert: Monday, 28 December 2015

Retrospective Evaluation of Time-Dependent Earthquake Forecasting Models during the 2010-12 Canterbury, New Zealand, Earthquake Sequence

Year: 2015
Category: Seismic hazard and engineering seismology
Hits: 1576
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Date insert: Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Risk-Based Seismic Performance Assessment of Existing Tall Steel-Framed Buildings in San Francisco

Year: 2015
Category: Vulnerability and loss modelling
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Date insert: Monday, 28 December 2015
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