Friday, July 29, 2011

CAPSS Seminar: Non-Structural Seismic Hazards

BOMA San Francisco Members:

Please consider attending the next CAPSS seminar:

Tuesday, August 2, 10:30 AM. Improving Resilience by Reducing Damage to Equipment and Contents, with Peter Yanev. Mr. Yanev is a structural engineer and author of the popular book, Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country. A co-founder of EQE International and advisor to the World Bank, he has visited the aftermath of almost every major earthquake in recent memory. This talk will highlight the cost-effective ways in which mitigation of non-structural hazards can dramatically improve the usability of buildings following earthquakes. As usual, the seminar will take place in the CAPSS office, San Francisco City Hall, Room 34, and will be followed by a brown bag lunch and informal discussion. Everyone is invited; earthquake program staff and interns from around the Bay Area will be attending.

Future CAPSS Tuesday morning seminars include: 
  • Tuesday, August 9. Historic Buildings and Earthquakes, with Alice Carey. 
  • Tuesday, August 16. Motivating the Public for Earthquake Hazard Mitigation, with Sharyl Rabinovici. 
  • Tuesday, August 23. Earthquake Insurance, with Janiele Maffei. 
  • Tuesday, August 30. Sustainability Benefits of Seismic Mitigation, with Matthew Comber. 
Some of these events may be held in other locations—please see future e-mail notices for details. The CAPSS team hopes that you will be able to join them for these exciting discussions.

For more information, please contact Mr. Laurence Kornfield with the CAPSS Earthquake Safety Implementation Program, at

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