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Date: Mar 05, 2013
Michel Bruneau, Ph.D., P.E., University of Buffalo, New York
AISC T.R. Higgins 2012 Lecture 

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
          6:30pm Dinner
          7:30pm Presentation 

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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We hope to see you there!

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