Earthquake Engineering - Seismic Analysis and Design in the UK


This technical lecture from Dr Andrew Mair and Andreas Nielsen of Jacobs will provide an insight into earthquake engineering, with a focus on current practice in the UK, but also drawing from international experience. The speakers will discuss many aspects of earthquake engineering, from seismic hazard studies, through to seismic analysis and design. Examples from recent commissions will be presented.

About the speakers

Dr Andrew Mair is a Director of Operations in Jacobs, a Fellow of the ICE and IStructE, and Chairman of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED). Andreas Nielsen is a Principal Engineer in Jacobs, and a Member of the ICE and the SECED committee. As well as possessing a wealth of project experience in earthquake engineering, both have written numerous technical papers on earthquake engineering and dynamics.

Further information

This evening meeting is organised by the ICE Edinburgh Area Branch. Attendance at this meeting is free. Refreshments will be provided. To view this lecture online, visit For further information, contact Ross Whiteside at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Details

Event Date 06/02/2013 6:00 pm
Edinburgh University, Godfrey Thomson Hall
St John Street
Edinburgh University, Godfrey Thomson Hall

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