14th U.S.-Japan workshop on the improvement of structural design and construction practices

Training Course
Applied Technology Council (ATC)
03-05 Dec 2012
United States of America (Makena Alanui, Wailea-Makena, Hawai)
The Workshop will be held at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort

The Purpose of the Workshop is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information relating to the improvement of current building design and construction practices in the United States and Japan. The special focus of this Workshop will be on issues relating to the performance of buildings and other structures in severe earthquakes, including the effects of tsunami, and response and recovery. The Workshop is the 14th in a series started in 1984, and repeated every two-to-three years. Previous workshops have been held in California (San Diego and San Francisco), Hawaii (Honolulu, Kauai, Kona, Kohala Coast, and Maui), Japan (Kobe and Tokyo), and Victoria, British Columbia.


Technical sessions are planned on the following topics:

  • East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and its Implications in Planning and Tsunami Engineering

  • Earthquake Response, Recovery and Reconstruction

  • Risk Management and Loss Estimation

  • New Horizons in Performance-Based Engineering

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Event fee

From $575 to $600 USD

Target audience

The Workshop program has been designed for practicing structural engineers and researchers, and will include technical presentations, and working group breakout sessions and discussions.

How to register

Register online.

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