Seismic Isolation Engineering, Inc.
Dr. Black obtained his Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley and has over twelve years of professional consulting experience with Seismic Isolation Engineering, Inc. specializing in advanced earthquake mitigation techniques. His expertise includes an in-depth knowledge of dynamics,structural analysis, modelling and design with emphasis on seismic isolation and energy dissipation devices, seismically resilient stairs and buckling-restrained braces. Dr. Black has over 45 publications and as a recognized leader in advanced protective systems technology, he is the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of California’s Protective Systems Subcommittee and recently a member of ASCE 7-16 Technical Committee 12, updating Chapter 18 Seismic Design Requirements for Structures with Damping of ASCE 7. In 2016, Dr. Black lead a large-scale shake table testing program to investigate the performance of stairs in seismic events.
Friday, April 20
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM