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Project Title: State of the Art and Practice in Earthquake Induced Soil Liquefaction Assessment

PIN: DELS-BESR-11-02         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Earth Sciences & Resources

Magsino, Sammantha

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Engineering and Technology

State of the Art and Practice in Earthquake Induced Soil Liquefaction Assessment #1
November 12, 2013 - November 13, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Courtney Gibbs
Phone: 202-334-2743
Fax: 202-334-1377


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Day 1 – Tuesday November 12, 2013

ROOM 101
9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

9:00 Welcome, introductions, overview of the Statement of Task
Dr. Edward Kavazanjian, NAE, Committee Chair

9:20 Presentations from sponsors—What are the issues facing your organization?
Dr. Dave Gillette, Bureau of Reclamation
Dr. Thomas Weaver, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mr. Robert Schweinfurth, Geo-Institute/American Society of Civil Engineers
Port of Los Angeles

10:40 Break

10:55 Changes since the 1996/1998 Workshops
Dr. T. Les Youd, NAE, Brigham Young University (Emeritus)

11:35 Industry practitioner perspective: What are the issues facing practicing engineers?
Dr. Donald Anderson, CH2M Hill

12:05 Working Lunch

1:05 Public-sector dam safety engineer perspective
Dr. Craig Weaver, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

1:35 Policy perspective: What are the issues facing policy makers?
Mr. Charles Real, California Geological Survey

2:05 General discussion about the statement of task

3:00 Adjourn Open Session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
All committee members were present during the closed session.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee held its bias discussion, discussed the makeup of the committee, discussed information-gathering strategies, and started preliminary planning for the public workshop.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Comments from the public provided though the Current Projects System in response to the announcement of the committee slate were made available to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: November 27, 2013