April 2017

Resilient Residential Housing: Our Earthquake Lifeline To Prosperity

Organized by the APEGBC Victoria Branch

Please Note
Attendees are asked to arrive before 6:00 PM as the kitchen closes promptly at 6:15 PM. 
Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, you may contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: CFB Esquimalt Wardroom - Lower Lounge, 1586 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC
Presenter: Graham Taylor, P.Eng.,
TBG Seismic Consultants Ltd.

Jowett Wong,
Emergency Specialist, City of Victoria

Taimi Mulder,
Seismologist, Pacific Geoscience Centre

Department of Defense Representative
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $15.00 + GST = $15.75
Important Dates: Please register by April 15, 2017.
Join the APEGBC Victoria Branch for a presentation by Graham Taylor, P.Eng. Through extensive media coverage and international events, British Columbians have a heightened awareness of living in earthquake country. Sadly, the only evidence of this daunting reality is the higher earthquake insurance premiums for residential housing and commercial buildings.

This presentation focuses on one crucial aspect of being better prepared to face the consequences of a major earthquake in the south-west corner of British Columbia. The subject of this presentation is the seismic performance of your wood frame home. The test of our post-event resilience will be determined, in large measure, by the earthquake damage to our housing. This presentation will include such issues as red-tagging, post-event evaluation and training, loss of homeowner equity, and life safety projections for Greater Victoria.


5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Registration and Buffet Dinner
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Seminar with Q&A
8:30 PM: Closing

About the Speaker

Graham Taylor is a practicing structural consulting engineer who has specialized in seismic engineering. Graham has undertaken the seismic upgrading of eight Greater Victoria schools. For the past 19 years, Graham has collaborated with Dr. Carlos Ventura on several major UBC applied research projects. Graham is currently the manager of the UBC research team in the development of the seismic retrofit guidelines for low-rise school buildings.

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