The canadian seismic research network (CSRN) – Reducing urban seismic risk

Événement passé
18h - 19h / mardi 20 octobre 2009PAVILLON MACDONALD-HARRINGTON SALLE G-10, Université McGill

Twenty-six researchers from across Canada have recently formed the Canadian Seismic Research Network ( dedicated to the development of the next-generation of methodologies and technologies to manage and mitigate the seismic risk to Canada’s urban infrastructure.

The Network, funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, will focus on the major Canadian urban centres that dominate our national seismic risk (e.g., Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City).

A high percentage of urban infrastructure was constructed prior to the introduction of modern seismic provisions in the mid-1970s, and thus there is a large inventory of deficient infrastructure that needs to be identified and upgraded.

Over a five year period, the Network will be developing performance-based guidelines for evaluation and retrofit of deficient buildings, bridges as well as operational and functional components of buildings.

The purpose of this presentation is to make structural engineers aware of the activities of the Network and to invite the Montréal design community to participate in this challenging program.


Les Ingénieurs en structure de Montréal souhaite la bienvenue à tous. L’entrée est libre. Si vous désirez recevoir un avis électronique des prochaines réunions, envoyez un courriel à Sylvie Boulanger.

Cette présentation se déroulera en anglais.

Conférencier pour cet événement

Denis Mitchell