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Structural Engineers Association of New York

Global Trends in Earthquakes

  • 18 Oct 2016
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.


Global Trends in Earthquakes

This lecture will be presented by Ramon Gilsanz

The lecture will cover global trends in earthquakes. Resilience and its future. We will look into the consideration for additional new floors to existing buildings. Adding, alterations and enlargement of buildings. The potential for soil failure: examples of liquefaction, lateral spreading and punching in Earthquake events. Review of NYC Provisions and the approach to resilience. We will also include experiences from Reconnaissance trips such as Greece, Taiwan and Ecuador. 

Ramon Gilsanz PE, SE, F.SEI, F.ASCE, is a founding Partner of Gilsanz Murray Steficek. In his 33 year career as a structural engineer, he has worked on a wide range of projects, both new construction and renovation. Mr. Gilsanz has participated on several post-disaster investigative teams, traveling to Taiwan in February 2016, Greece in February 2014, to Virginia in August 2011, and to Chile after the Maule, Chile Earthquake of February 2010 to investigate earthquake preparedness and recovery as well as seismic code issues. He has participated in the New York City DOB’s post-hurricane Sandy building assessment efforts in 2012 as well as the national ASCE-FEMA building performance assessment team investigating the World Trade Center attack, leading the WTC7 collapse analysis. He currently serves as Chair of the New York City Department of Buildings’ Structural Technical Committee and Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Metropolitan Section Structural Code Committee. As an active contributor to the structural engineering industry, Ramon is currently working to help develop new building codes and serving as Past-President of ATC, the Applied Technology Council.

PDH Credits will be offered 

Registration opens at 5:45pm. Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm

For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
For student members, registration is $5.

The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. 



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