The 17th Mallet-Milne Lecture

Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering: from the Cradle to Adulthood and Beyond

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Andrew S. Whittaker (University at Buffalo) has agreed to deliver the 17th Mallet-Milne Lecture, which is scheduled to take place on 29th May 2019 in London. Prof. Whittaker has conducted extensive research on the seismic resilience of nuclear power plants and is considered a leading expert on the structural design of next-generation nuclear reactors. See event.

SECED 2019 Conference

9-10th September 2019 in Greenwich, London.

Call for abstracts

The SECED 2019 Committee is pleased to invite abstracts for the SECED 2019 Conference. The Abstract Submission Portal is now open.

Non SECED Events

Please note that events in this category are not organised by or in any other way affiliated with SECED. They are advertised on the website for information only. SECED assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information posted under this category. 

On 4 September 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand was struck by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. The city was struck again on 22 February 2011, this time by a magnitude 6.3 aftershock, which resulted in over 150 deaths. In both cases, much of the damage was caused by liquefaction of the alluvial soils which underlie large areas of the city. This talk will start off with a brief background on earthquakes in general and on the Christchurch earthquakes in particular. The talk will then move on to a discussion of the geotechnical aspects of the earthquake

Event Date 16/05/2013 6:00 pm

An EEFIT team of 11 members lead by Antonios Pomonis spent 6 days in Japan’s Tohoku region (1-6 June 2013) investigating the recovery two years after the tremendous earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.

Event Date 19/09/2013 5:45 pm

Traditionally the design of foundations subjected to dynamic loading from machines or other vibration sources has been based on simplified methods, assuming linear procedures and rules of thumb. The talk will look at a number of generic case histories looking at pitfalls and solutions that have affected foundations under dynamic loading, specifically looking at machines vibrations and wind turbines. The talk will also contrast these methods with design procedures used for geotechnical structures under seismic loading.

Event Date 12/11/2013 5:30 pm

Assurance of the safety and reliability of long-span bridges under winds requires accurate modelling of wind-induced effects such as buffeting, flutter, vortex-induced vibration, and rain-wind induced vibration. The increasing need to bridge river basins, straits and even parts of oceans worldwide has led to progressively increasing spans and utilization of innovative deck sections.

Event Date 25/11/2013 6:00 pm

The BGA New Advances in Geophysics Meeting in 2014 is entitled Earthquakes: from Mechanics to Mitigation. The meeting will be held at the Geological Society

Event Date 13/02/2014
Event End Date 14/02/2014

In September 2010, February 2011 and June 2011 three large shallow earthquakes occurred in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. The magnitude of the first major earthquake in the sequence was M 7.1, the second M 6.3 and the third M 6.0. The epicentre of the 2010 earthquake was 44 km to the west of the central business district (CBD) of Christchurch - which, with a population of 390,300, is the second largest city in New Zealand - whilst the epicentres of both 2011 earthquakes were 6 km from the CBD. Although of a lower magnitude than the September 2010 earthquake, mainly as a result of the proximity of the epicentres to the CBD and the eastern and southern suburbs of Christchurch, the 2011 earthquakes resulted in significantly greater groundshock in these areas. This explains why the lower magnitude earthquakes had a more destructive effect on structures and lifelines; with a resulting greater number of casualties in the first of these. Geotechnical observations and implications of these earthquakes, such as surface fault rupture, rockfalls, liquefaction and lateral spreading are presented.

Event Date 09/04/2014 6:00 pm

The many large earthquakes of the last decade, including the series in Christchurch in 2010-11 and the Tohoku earthquake in Japan, have focussed even greater attention on the cyclic behaviour of soils during these events. Great advances have recently been made on all aspects of soil dynamics, from the prediction of liquefaction based on site investigation to the impact of shaking on geotechnical systems.


Event Date 15/06/2015 8:00 am

This two-day course focusses on the seismic design of structures to Eurocode 8. The course is aimed at professional civil engineers interested in seismic design of structures with a focus on buildings and bridges. It consists of a total of 8 lectures and covers the basics of structural dynamics and engineering seismology, which are necessary for understanding the background of seismic design provisions of modern codes, as well as a number of selected advanced topics, such as seismic design of buildings and bridges to Eurocode 8 (for different ductility classes), and base isolation of structures. People having attended the course will be able to apply Eurocode 8 to the seismic design of buildings and bridges.

Event Date 17/09/2015
Event End Date 18/09/2015

This evening meeting is organised by the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT). Members of EEFIT's recent mission to Nepal will present their observations and findings.

Event Date 26/10/2015 6:00 pm

Today the global outreach of structural engineering is increasing vastly, with more and more designers and engineers operating in natural disaster prone areas. It’s therefore essential for the personnel to understand the implications of seismic actions. This course aims to instruct the important aspects in seismic design. Risk analysis of structures indicate the point of failure and help in taking steps to mitigate this hazard. Introduction to Eurocode 8, emphasises the considerations for earthquake resistant design that is capable of resisting catastrophic failure. Earthquakes dominate design of many structures, see for example Nuclear Power Plant safety related structures or critical infrastructures (hospital, bridges) in moderately seismic zones.

Different types of earthquake hazards (linear spatial structures, ground failure induced damages, predominantly structure related damages, case studies of cascading failures such as Fukushima Daiichi NPP) will be studied. Based on best practice and code complaint, the focus will be on the parameters required for design and interpretation of the specialised PHSA analysis. General rules, seismic actions, different types of analysis, Response Spectra Method will also be dealt with.

This event is organised by ASRANet Ltd. Further information can be obtained from the course webpage. This event is not organised by, or in any way affiliated with, SECED.

Event Date 14/01/2016
Event End Date 15/01/2016
Individual Price £650.00

Members of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team's recent mission to Nepal will present their observations and findings at an evening meeting to be held at The Institution of Structural Engineers in London.

Event Date 07/07/2016 6:00 pm

This two and a half day course is aimed at professional civil engineers interested in the seismic design of buildings, bridges and nuclear structures.

Event Date 14/09/2016
Event End Date 16/09/2016
Individual Price £575.00

This two-day ASRANet course provides an introduction to the behaviour of structures in accidental situations involving blast and fire.

Event Date 05/12/2016
Event End Date 06/10/2016
Individual Price £650.00

An evening technical meeting presented by Dr Konstantinos Tsavdaridis and organised by IStructE (Yorkshire). For further details follow this link.

Event Date 12/12/2016 6:00 pm

For further information, go to the course website or download the flyer.

Event Date 16/01/2017
Event End Date 17/01/2017
Individual Price £650.00

This two-day ASRANet course provides an introduction to earthquake engineering and Eurocode 8.

Event Date 25/01/2017
Event End Date 26/01/2017
Individual Price £650.00

Book now for this lecture on EEFIT’s recent mission to Italy. Speakers from the mission team will present findings from their investigation into the structural damage that occurred after the August earthquake.

Event Date 08/02/2017 6:00 pm
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