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Thu, Nov 12



Lifeline Infrastructure System Resilience Presentation

Join ASCE MLAB and SEI Los Angeles Chapter for a presentation on the Lifeline Infrastructure System Resilience by Craig Davis, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.

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Lifeline Infrastructure System Resilience Presentation
Lifeline Infrastructure System Resilience Presentation

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Nov 12, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST


About the Event

Lifeline System Resilience Presentation Abstract

Lifeline infrastructure system resilience prior to and following disruptions due to natural or technological hazards is intimately linked to and supports community resilience. Lifelines are interdependent socio-technical systems vital in the day-to-day operations of our communities, and their basic services essential for community recovery after earthquakes and other extreme events. They include electric power, gas, and liquid fuel, water and wastewater, telecommunication, and multi-modal transportation systems. This webinar identifies features making lifeline systems resilient. Functionality and operability are continuous expressions useful for measuring lifeline system resilience. These expressions are explored along with the basic lifeline services and their recoveries needed to ensure communities can achieve their resilience objectives. The concept of functional recovery is being further developed by FEMA and NIST as part of the 2018 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) reauthorization and is closely related to operability. Attendees will gain an understanding of key concepts needed for lifeline systems to be resilient to earthquakes and other hazards and insight into the needed future work to fully operationalize lifeline system resilience using functionality, operability, and functional recovery measurements.

About Craig A. Davis, Ph.D., PE, GE

Craig A. Davis, Ph.D., PE, GE is a professional consultant on geotechnical, earthquake, and lifeline infrastructure system resilience engineering. During his 30+ year career at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Water System (LADWP) he worked as the Departmental Chief Resilience Officer, Resilience Program Manager, Seismic Manager, Geotechnical Engineering Manager and Trunk Line Design Manager. Dr. Davis developed a comprehensive LA Water System resilience program and is involved in creating policy for improving infrastructure systems to threats and hazards. He is a California licensed Civil and Geotechnical Engineer and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University in San Louis Obispo, CA, an M.S. in Civil Engineering with emphasis in structural earthquake engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with emphasis in geotechnical earthquake engineering from the University of Southern California in 2000. He has investigated and evaluated numerous dams and tunnels, managed several multimillion dollar projects, and implemented unique and innovative designs while aiding the development of new technologies and their applications. Dr. Davis is a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council Board of Direction. He served on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) for 6 years. He is the founding Executive Committee chairperson for the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division. Dr. Davis participates in many other national and international professional committees involved in geotechnical engineering and lifeline system resilience and is the founding vice president of the International Society of Lifeline and Infrastructure Earthquake Engineering. He is involved in the utilization of hazard resilient pipes, instigating development of a resilient pipe industry, and applications to create resilient networks using performance-based methodologies. He was honored with the ASCE 2016 Le Val Lund Award for Practicing Lifeline Risk Reduction and 2020 Charles Martin Duke Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Award. Dr. Davis has published over 140 technical papers and also organized and coordinated numerous international workshops and symposiums on geotechnical engineering and lifeline system resilience.


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