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Keynote: Shaking Up DC - The Insider’s Story

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In 2011, the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral were subjected to ground shaking from the Magnitude 5.8 Mineral, Virginia earthquake, whose epicenter was roughly 80 miles from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Both experienced significant damage, which highlights the particular seismic vulnerabilities of monumental masonry structures subjected to modest ground shaking. The presentation will cover a broad range of topics related to these iconic damaged structures including some fascinating historical aspects, seismological background, post-emergency response, earthquake damage survey methods and survey results, seismic vulnerability analysis, repair designs, construction administration and lessons to be learned from the Mineral earthquake about low probability events in the Eastern U.S.
Martina Driscoll has been involved in a wide variety of projects including forensic investigation of existing facilities, repair document preparation and oversight during implementation, material failure investigation and repair, and design peer review and building enclosure commissioning on several newly constructed projects. Driscoll was also part of the WJE team that developed the earthquake damage repairs of the Washington Monument, following the 2011 Mineral Virginia earthquake. She is currently the project manager for WJE’s consulting work on the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum renovation.
Terrence Paret has performed hundreds of engineering investigations focusing on the evaluation of structural performance after damaging events. Paret has authored or coauthored over 80 technical papers and has received a variety of awards for his research and practice, including the 2001 Moisseiff Award from ASCE, the 2008 AISC Presidential Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering, the 2012 Oliver Torrey Fuller Award from the Association of Preservation Technology International, the 2016 ICRI Project of the Year Award and the 2016 ASCE Region 9 Seismic Retrofit of the Year.