EERF Researchers win Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Excellence

Researchers at UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, including Dr. Carlos Ventura, Dr. William Finn and Dr. Armin Bebamzadeh, were part of a group of researchers from industry and academia who received the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Excellence for their work in developing the “Seismic Retrofit Guidelines for the Performance-based Seismic Risk Assessment and Seismic Retrofit Design of BC Low Rise School Buildings.”  The “Seismic Retrofit Guidelines” allow users to effectively and consistently determine the seismic risk of an existing building, and optimize the extent of new structural components required to achieve a life-safety seismic performance. 

Read the full article in the May/June 2013 issue of Innovation Magazine.