Michel Bruneau, Ph.D.,
P.E., University of Buffalo, New York
AISC T.R. Higgins 2012
From steel plate shear walls to
seismic design, Michel Bruneau is recognized as a rising star in the world of
structural steel. Awarded the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award based on his
recent paper on steel plate shear walls, his lecture will include other
elements of his work as well. Bruneau's abundant research includes the
evaluation and retrofit of existing buildings and steel bridges subjected to
large destructive forces up to collapse, as well as the development of new
design concepts capable of providing satisfactory seismic-resistance,
blast-resistance, or both simultaneously as multi-hazard resistant concepts.
His research at the University of
Buffalo includes concepts for ductile steel plate shear walls, ductile bridge
diaphragms, tubular eccentrically braced frames, structural fuses and
controlled-rocking piers. He has conducted numerous exploration visits to disaster
stricken areas and is a member of several professional and technical
code-writing committees. He also served as Director (2003-2008) and Deputy
Director (1998-2003) of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering
Research (MCEER), a National Center of Excellence funded by the National
Science Foundation, the Federal Highway Administration and others. His has
participated in expert peer review panels, project advisory committees, special
project design teams, conference advisory committees and journal editorial
boards. Prior to his appointment in academia, he practiced as a consultant for
architecture and engineering firms Morrison Hershfield Limited (Toronto), and
Buckland and Taylor (Vancouver). Bruneau has authored or co-authored numerous
publications, journal papers, conference papers and two fiction novels. He has
received several awards for his technical work, as well as for his latest
novel, Shaken Allegiances.
Time: 5:30pm Registration & Social
Location: Club Pheasant Restaurant, 2525 Jefferson Oaks Boulevard, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Cost: $35.00 per person for Advance Reservations received by 12:00 noon, Friday, March 1, 2013.
$45 per person for Reservations received after 12:00 noon Monday, March 4, 2013
$50.00 for Reservations received after 12:00 noon, March 5 and Walk-Ins (not guaranteed food).
$10.00 per person for Advance Reservations for Full-Time College Students
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