Site Amplification Models for NGA-East

Site Amplification Models for NGA-East

The NGA-East research project was jointly sponsored by the NRC, DOE, EPRI, USGS, and coordinated by the PEER center to develop Next Generation Attenuation (NGA) ground motion models for seismic hazard analyses in Central and Eastern-North America. The results will affect regional practice both in terms of hard rock hazard and site factors for code-based design using ASCE7/USGS maps, and site-specific studies. The event will present main findings of the NGA-East’s Geotechnical Working Group (GWG) that was additionally funded by the Univ. of Illinois, the USGS, and the Turkish Ministry of Education. Presentations from leaders of the GWG on regional developments for site amplification and their impact on local – especially in NYC – seismic design will be given.


Christine A. Goulet, PhD, Executive Applied Sciences Director at Southern CA Earthquake Center, USC, NGA-East co-leader at PEER
Youssef Hashash, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, W.J. & E.F. Hall Professor; J.B. Webb Scholar, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, NGA-East GWG leader
Sissy Nikolaou, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE,  AVP; Principal Multi-hazards/Geotechnical Engineering, WSP USA, NGA-East GWG researcher
Jonathan P. Stewart, PhD, PE , F.ASCE, Professor, UCLA, NGA-East GWG researcher

Venue, Registration, PDHs, Flyer

Thursday Sept. 19th, 2019, 3-7:30 pm
WSP USA, 1 Penn Plaza, 4th Floor, New York NY 10019
4 PDH (no cost for EERI-NYNE members, or $25 for 4 PDHs for non-members)
Registration is FREE with limited space (email to register)
The flyer of this event is available here.