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.

Upcoming events

26
Sep
2018

26/09/2018 6:00 pm

The Seismic Risk Classification introduced in Italy in February 2017 has a structure similar to the Energy Performance Classification of Buildings and allows ranking common buildings in 7 classes (from A to G). To stimulate the adoption of risk mitigation measures, together with the Seismic Classification, the Italian government has introduced an interesting tax deduction scheme where the amount of deductible costs is based on the level of seismic risk reduction achieved through retrofitting works. In this evening meeting, Prof. Paulo Riva will illustrate the approach adopted for Seismic Classification of buildings in Italy, and the tax deduction scheme that accompanies it.

23
Oct
2018

23/10/2018 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

On day two (23 October) of the Global Engineering Congress, join this free-to-attend evening lecture supported by SECED and intended to showcase a number of recent projects on multi-hazard risk and resilience assessment of school facilities in developing countries.

31
Oct
2018

31/10/2018 6:00 pm

Dynamic engineering is too often used to refer to earthquake engineering. However, many of the SECED young members are dynamic engineers of a different and widely varied nature. We aim to highlight the breadth of dynamics as well as the work and research currently being performed by three of our young members in vibration, offshore and blast engineering. After the evening talks, there will be networking in the ICE bar.

28
Nov
2018

28/11/2018 6:00 pm

The 2010-2011 Canterbury (New Zealand) earthquake sequence gave rise to a paradigm shift in performance-based design criteria towards a low-damage design philosophy. This presentation will provide an overview of recent advances towards a low-damage design. Examples of real applications of low-damage design in New Zealand, using concrete, timber (engineered wood), steel or a combination of these materials, will be presented. These form examples of the successful transfer of performance-based seismic design approach and advanced technology from theory to practice in line with the broader objective of building resilience.

29
May
2019

29/05/2019 6:00 pm

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.

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