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Preparing for the Big One: Assessing American Building Codes

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Recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have reinforced the importance of building codes. Are regions in the United States just as vulnerable to a catastrophic earthquake? David Applegate, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards at the U.S. Geological Survey; Michael J. Armstrong, Senior Vice President, International Code Council; and Michael Mahoney, Geophysicist, Federal Emergency Management Agency discuss the state of seismic building codes around the country.  Tom Ichniowski, DC Bureau Chief for Engineering News-Record, moderates.  1.5 LU HSW (AIA)

$12 Members; FREE Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

The Museum's award-winning Shop is open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Firehook Cafe is also open for one hour prior to the start of the program, offering sandwiches, soft drinks, tea and coffee and sweet treats. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

 

Date:
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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