Organizational News

Second ATC Representative Returns from Haiti

ATC's Research Applications Manager, Ayse Hortacsu, spent one week in Haiti documenting the damage in Port-au-Prince. The reconnaissance team also included Eduardo Miranda of Stanford University, Veronica Cedillos of Geohazards International, and Carlos Cabrera and Chris Sams of Risk Management Solutions. Together, the team visited the heavily damaged downtown areas, two hospitals and one clinic, numerous school buildings, several government buildings, the public pier, and two cement plants. Some information regarding their visit can be found on their blog.

The image below shows their daily routes captured with a gps geotagger the team was equipped with. Each day's route is shown in a different color.



ATC Receives ACEC 2010 Engineering Excellence Honor Award

On January 19, 2010, ATC was awarded the 2010 Engineering Excellence Honor Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies California for FEMA P-695 Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors (ATC-63 Project).




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Awards Presented for the Top U.S. Seismic Strengthening Projects

In conjunction with the ATC&SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures, a gala dinner was held on December 10th 2009 celebrating New Innovations in Seismic Strengthening Over the Last Decade at the historic San Francisco Ferry Building. With the support of Engineering News Record, awards were presented to practitioners in public and private practice. Jeremy Isenberg and Charlie Thornton presented awards to the following Top U.S. Seismic Strengthening Projects of the last decade: