Cascadia Resilience Engineering Short Course

As our communities face growing threats of earthquakes and tsunamis posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone, community resilience is key to survival and rapid reconstruction. The Oregon State School of Civil and Construction Engineering is pleased to announce a new short course, “Cascadia Resilience,” to be offered July 14, 2016 in Corvallis, Ore. The purpose of the course is to provide engineering practitioners and related professionals with an in-depth understanding of hazards posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone and identify effective solution technologies to build more resilient communities.

  • Date: July 14, 2016
  • Location: Kearney Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.
  • Who should attend: engineers and related professionals concerned with solutions to the threat of Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes and tsunamis. 
Time Topic Speaker
8:30 – 9 a.m. Check-in and Registration  
9 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome, short course overview Dan Cox
9:10 – 9:30 a.m. Cascading Hazards in the Cascades: The Oregon Hazard Explorer for Lifelines Program (O-Help) Web GIS Platform Michael Olsen
9:30 – 9:50 a.m. Evaluating Landslide Hazards Impacts on Infrastructure using Lidar: An Asset Management Approach Ben Leshchinsky
9:50 – 10:10 a.m. CSZ Earthquake and Tsunami Inundation and the Built Environment: Estimating Building Damage at Community Scale Dan Cox
10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Discussion  
10:30 – 11 a.m. Break  
11 a.m. – Noon Keynote Presentation: Resilience Planning at Local Levels – Necessity for Considering Dependencies Kent Yu
Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1 – 1:20 p.m.

Seismic Robustness and Resilience of Existing Built Environment 

Andre Barbosa
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. The Role of Material Deterioration on the Resilience of Built Infrastructure Burkan Isgor
1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Recent Geotechnical Advances for the Improvement of Infrastructure Resilience Armin Stuedlein
2 – 2:30 p.m. Discussion  
2:30 – 3 p.m. Break  
3 – 3:20 p.m. Pacific Northwest Electrical System Resiliency and Disaster Preparedness Training Ted Brekken
3:20 – 3:40 p.m. An Agent-based Tsunami Evacuation Model: Mobility and Life Safety under Network Disruptions Haizhong Wang
3:40 – 4 p.m. Supply Chain Network Disruptions due to Earthquakes: Lessons Learned from Previous Disasters to Keep the Economy Moving Sal Hernandez
4 – 4:30 p.m. Discussion  
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Travel to O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (HWRL)  
5 – 6:30 p.m. Facilities Tour and Reception (at HWRL) Pedro Lomonaco