February 2020

Geology and the Earthquake Effects on Building Structures Seminar

Hosted by the Tri-City Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, you may contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
Location: Douglas College Coquitlam Campus - Room A1470 Coquitlam, BC
Presenter: Erica Williams, Geoscience Educator
Dr. Mahmoud Mivehchi, P.Eng., CHI
Credit: 3 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Free
Contact: Email: [email protected]
Note: Please register by January 31, 2020.
An insight to the North America geological formation and the building structural effects during a seismic event. This is an educational seminar for all ages on the geological landscapes and earthquake effects around the region. It is also to bring awareness of the historical catastrophes during seismic events around the world and some of the seismic restraints and measures in building technology.

Event Schedule

  • 5:30 PM–6:00 PM: Registration
  • 6:00 PM–6:15 PM: Get seated
  • 6:15 PM–6:45 PM: Introduction to speakers, sponsors, and hosts
  • 6:45 PM–7:30 PM: Geology presentation
  • 7:30 PM–7:45 PM: Q&A
  • 7:45 PM–8:30 PM: Earthquake Effects on Buildings presentation
  • 8:30 PM–8:45 PM: Q&A
  • 8:45 PM–9:00 PM: Closing

Presenter Details

Erica Williams

Geoscience Educator

Erica Williams is a Geoscience Educator who earned an honors degree in metallurgy from the University of Nottingham. She worked as a metallurgy researcher at UBC where she earned her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education focusing on geology education.

Dr. Mahmoud Mivehchi, P.Eng., CHI

Dr. Mahmoud Mivehchi is a Senior Structural Engineer at BMP Engineering and Inspection Inc. Mahmoud earned a PhD in civil engineering, earthquake engineering, and dynamic of structures, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Structures.

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