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The Future of Resilience


Part 2 of the 3-part series will recap the key messages of Part 1 as they relate to the structural engineer’s role in resilience. We will explore resilience as considered for three additional design hazards (tsunami, flood, wildfire), their current design philosophy, challenges and shortfalls of this philosophy in a resilience context, and ideas being discussed for upcoming Standards revisions. Part 2 will close with a discussion of current research and studies with a focus on design standards, performance reliability, and infrastructure design goals applied to a community resilience framework.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • Diamond Review approved in all 50 states
  • This webinar will be available as a recording
Please note: This webinar is part of the Resilience Series and is not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription.


  • Kevin Moore, P.E., S.E.

    Kevin Moore, P.E., S.E., is a Senior Principal and the Head of Structural Engineering, Western Region for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in Oakland, California. Mr. Moore has been active in NCSEA since 2003 and is the current Chair of the NCSEA Resilience Committee and Past Chair of the NCSEA Seismic Subcommittee to the Code Advisory Committee. Kevin also serves on the SEI Resilience Committee and is the 2020 recipient of the James Delahay Memorial Award.

  • Seth Thomas, P.E.

    Seth Thomas, P.E., works at KPFF Consulting Engineers and is a licensed structural engineer. Seth got involved in the code development process early in his career and was a part of the team that developed the first tsunami provisions as part of ASCE 7-16. Seth is currently a member of the tsunami, flood, seismic and main committees for the ASCE 7-22 and a member of the SEAO code committee that assisted the Oregon building codes division in the adoption of the 2019 OSSC. Seth is also a past SEAO delegate to NCESA and a Past President of SEAO. Seth’s work experience spans over many market sectors including residential, mixed-use, hospitals, industrial, higher education, and commercial and includes performance based design, peer review, retrofits and new construction.

  • Chris Cerino P.E., F.SEI, SECB, DBIA

    Chris Cerino P.E., is the director of structural engineering in STV’s New York office, has over 25 years of experience in managing the design of large-scale, complex public and private projects. Since Superstorm Sandy Chris has been involved with over 75 recovery and resilience projects totaling over $3B in construction value in the New York metropolitan area. Some of his major projects include hardening for the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, Con Edison generating and substations, and the 207th Street, Hoboken, Hammels Wye, East River Portal, Coney Island and West Side rail yards.

    Chris is a member of the ASCE 7-22 Flood Load Committee, Chair of the SEAoNY Resilience Committee, and Treasurer for NCSEA. 

  • Erica Fischer, PhD, P.E.

    Erica Fischer, PhD, P.E., is an Assistant Professor and Loosely Faculty Fellow of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Dr. Fischer’s research interests revolve around innovative approaches to improve the resilience and robustness of structural systems affected by natural and man-made hazards. She has participated in post-earthquake reconnaissance team missions in diverse regions including Haiti, Napa, California, Italy, and Mexico City; and post-wildfire reconnaissance in Paradise, CA. Recently, Dr. Fischer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Co-Chair of the ASCE Fire Protection Committee, and currently working with the Oregon Department of Forestry on developing definitions and risk maps for the wildland urban interface in the state of Oregon.

  • Anna Lang Ofstad, PhD

    Dr. Anna Lang is an expert on the seismic performance of non-engineered masonry buildings and works globally on disaster mitigation and recovery. She is the founder of Zylient, a research and development company that facilitates disaster planning through improved technology. Dr. Lang proudly serves on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, co-chairs SEAOC's Resilience Committee and EERI's California Legislative Subcommittee, and she is a member of NCSEA's Resilience Committee. 

December 8, 2021
Wed 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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