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Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel
3801 W Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Monday, February 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: Regional Dinner Meeting

Southern California Regional Dinner Meeting

In partnership with the Orange County chapter of AEG

HayWired Scenario by Keith Porter, University of Colorado at Boulder

Please join us for a large, fun group meeting with AEG at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Cal Poly Pomona, Dining Room C. Program will include a lovely buffet dinner and the chance to socialize and network with our AEG friends.

We are bringing out Keith Porter from the University of Colorado at Boulder so you can hear about the HayWired scenario from the lead engineer himself. Don't miss this opportunity!

The U.S. Geological Survey’s HayWired earthquake planning scenario examines the earth-science, engineering, and social-science outcomes of a hypothetical moment-magnitude (Mw) 7 earthquake on the Hayward Fault near San Francisco. It presumes mainshock shaking using recent broadband simulation, but adds substantially to common practice. HayWired includes an epidemic-type aftershock sequence, coseismic slip and afterslip, landslide simulation from the California Geological Survey, and liquefaction from the US Geological Survey. To this broad and rich earth-science scenario, engineers added new fundamental research into earthquake effects on the built environment, including water supply recovery, building collapse, urban search and rescue, life-safety benefits of earthquake early warning, building-code performance, and public preferences for new buildings. Researchers performed a standard Hazus analysis using a new building inventory and considering aftershocks, quantified losses from fire following earthquake, and applied performance-based earthquake engineering to examine highrise buildings. A coalition of regional stakeholders is using HayWired to help businesses and individuals prepare for a large metropolitan earthquake and to outsmart disaster.

Dr. Keith Porter is a research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and principal of the risk consulting company SPA Risk LLC. He has 30 years of professional and research experience addressing natural-hazard risk management and structural design. He led the engineering treatment of the US Geological Survey's HayWired, ShakeOut, ARkStorm, and SAFRR Tsunami disaster planning scenarios. He leads the new Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves benefit-cost analyses of code adoption, above-code design, and retrofit of buildings and lifelines. Other activities: the San Francisco Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety, the CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project, PEER and FEMA P-58 performance-based earthquake engineering, the Global Earthquake Model, and the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast Version 3 Time-Dependent model. Dr. Porter is a licensed California Professional Engineer, with civil and structural engineering degrees from UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University.


AEG/CalGeo Members $50

Non-members $65

Includes reception/drinks, dinner and presentation. Thank you to our bar sponsor, Hayward Baker for always making our events a fun social event!


Registration Deadline will be 1 week prior on February 4, 2019

Directions & Details

We will be in Dining room C at the Kellogg West Conference Center. Please use the full name when entering into your GPS. Parking is free after 5pm, no passes required.

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To sponsor this event, please click on the registration link above and select "Affiliate sponsor"

Thank you to our generous bar sponsor, Hayward Baker and our Affiliate Sponsor, Pavement Recycling. Stop by and say hello before dinner.


Contact: Kelly Cabal, [email protected] (949) 391-2436 with any questions.