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.