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Notice on Academic Report by Professor W. Phillip Yen

Editor: 黄乐 Date: 2017-12-20 Hits: 76

Title:Hazard Mitigations and Measures Of US Highway Bridges Through Resilience
Presenter: W. Phillip Yen, PhD, PE
           Chairperson of the newly formed International Association of Bridge Earthquake Engineering (IABEE).
           International Professor of Tongji University.
           Principal Bridge Engineer in Structural Dynamics of the US
           Department of Transportation at Federal Highway Administration.
Venue: A326, An-Zhong Building
Time: 9:30-11:30am Dec.20.(Wednesday)

Natural and human induced hazards have low probability of occurrence, and in times of austerity, being proactive rather than reactive in developing solutions to mitigate damages and loss, are challenging, but the  consequence of doing nothing or not enough can be enormously high. This presentation discusses the role of transportation in hazard mitigation strategies, vulnerabilities, measures and an overview of  the current program that the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration is supporting to provide for safer highway bridge system, which has the resiliency to withstand natural and human induced hazards.