EERI New York – Northeast Regional Chapter hosts special FEMA-supported Lecture from Dr. Robert Kayen on Structure-from-Motion & LiDAR: Computational Imaging Tools for Engineers

On May 16th, 2019, the EERI New York—Northeast (NYNE) Regional Chapter hosted in Manhattan a special, FEMA-supported lecture presented by Dr. Robert Kayen, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Research Scientist and Civil Engineer at the Pacific Science Center of the USGS. The talk on “Structure-from-Motion & LIDAR: Computational Imaging Tools for Engineers “highlighted recent advances in computational imaging tools and application examples of these technologies in reconnaissance missions and studies of the NSF-funded GEER association. These imaging tools, such as LiDAR, SfM (Structure from Motion), UAVs help engineers model and understand complex structural and geological geometries and deformations.

The event was well-attended by more than 30 participants, including representation by the New York City (NYC) Department of Buildings, NYC Transit, NYC Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transit Authority, college students and professionals from private firms. A lively discussion with the audience followed, with insightful questions about the new imaging technologies and experiences using them in LFE and GEER reconnaissance missions. During the event, the NYNE Chapter welcomed 5 new members**.

The NYNE Chapter was supported through an EERI and FEMA Grant to align chapters with EERI national activities and to offer support for new and additional local events for earthquake mitigation and risk reduction. The Chapter also extends its appreciation to the outreach partners ACECNY, SEAoNY, ASCE Metropolitan Section, and the host WSP, an EERI Silver subscribing member.

For more information about the NYNE Chapter and activities, please email nyne@eeri.org or visit: http://nyne.eeri.org/

  • R. Kayen delivering lecture

May 16 – EERI-NYNE Chapter Special Lecture: “Lidar and structure from motion analysis of engineering deformations”

 

Register today for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) NYNE Chapter Special Lecture: “Lidar and structure from motion analysis of engineering deformations” (Flyer Here)

Speaker: Robert Kayen, Professor at UC Berkeley & UCLA, Senior Scientist at USGS

Date and Time: Thursday May 16th, 2019 (5:30pm – 7:00pm)

Cost: 1 PDH (no cost for EERI-NYNE members, or $25/PDH for non-members)

Venue: WSP USA (1 Penn Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019)

Effects of Frequency & Rate of Cyclic Loading of Soils on the Input for Site Response Analyses

 

Invited Speaker: Professor Mladen Vucetic, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles)

Topic: “Effects of Frequency & Rate of Cyclic Loading of Soils on the Input for Site Response Analyses”

Co-sponsors: New York -Northeast Chapter of EERI and the Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Committee of ASCE

Host/Location: WSP, 1 Penn Plaza, New York City

Date/Time: Thursday September 27th, 2018; 5:30 – 7:30 pm (networking 5:30-6pm; Lecture 6-7 pm)

Cost: Free to attend (RSVP to nyne@eeri.org by 9/24/18)

PDH: 1, pending (fee for PDH: $0 for EERI/ASCE members, $25 non-members)

Flyer at: EERI-ASCE_Vucetic Lecture_09-27-18

Special Lecture: Soil & Basin Amplification in the Mexico City 1985, 1999, and 2017 Earthquakes

 

Invited Speaker: Professor George Gazetas, NTUA (National Technical University of Athens)

Topic: “Soil & Basin Amplification in the Mexico City 1985, 1999, and 2017 Earthquakes”

Co-sponsors: New York -Northeast Chapter of EERI and the Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Committee of ASCE

Host/Location: WSP, 1 Penn Plaza, New York City

Date/Time: Thursday June 14th, 2018; 5:30 – 7:30 pm (networking 5:30-6pm; Lecture 6-7 pm)

Cost: Free to attend (RSVP to nyne@eeri.org by 6/4/18)

PDH: 1, pending (fee for PDH: $0 for EERI/ASCE members, $25 non-members)

Stay Tuned: A flyer with more details will follow

SEAoNY & EERI – ATC-20 and ATC-45 Training Event

Join the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) – the New York –Northeast Chapter for an all day training on the principles of damaged buildings safety in accordance with the Applied Technology Council’s (ATC) principles. Read more

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