Description: Prinicipal Investigator for an $7.1 million project funded by NSF to provide professional development for K-8 teachers in nine school districts in the Silicon Valley region.
Description: Investigation into the long term business effects due to building damage in the Pioneer District of Seattle after the 2001 Nisqually earthquake.
Description: Experimental testing and nonlinear analytical studies of seismic load path in timber shear wall construction. Primary focus is on multiple unit walls, including multi-story and other irregular features. Modeling using FEMA 273 and 356 modeling guidelines.
Description: Performance of exterior building cladding, primarily related to seismic loading conditions. Improvements from enhanced connection detailing. Experimental testing and nonlinear software modeling. Additional areas of interest include blast loading.