Code-Writing Committees

  • Member, AISC Task Committee 9, Seismic Design, (2006 - now), Corresponding Member (2001-2006).
  • Member, AISC Adhoc Task Committee 12 Sub-committee on Modular Composite Construction, Seismic Design, (2010 - 2015).
  • Member, CSA-S16.1 Standard, Limit States Design (LSD) of Steel Structures, Seismic Task-Group (1998 - now), and Composite Columns Task-Group (1998 - 2014).
  • Member Seismic Committee of Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (1994 - now).
  • Member, Canadian National Committee on Earthquake Engineering (CANCEE) (2007 - 2014).
  • Building Seismic Safety Commission, NEHRP Recommended Provisions Update Committee, Technical Subcommittee 6 on Steel Structures, Member (2001-2005), Corresponding member (1998 - 2000, and 2006-2008).
  • Research Team Member, NCHRP 12-49 Comprehensive Specification for the Seismic Design of Bridges (1998 - 2001).

Project Review Committees

  •  Invited Reviewer, California Department of Transportation, Guide Specifications for Seismic Design of Steel Bridges, 2nd Edition (2014).
  • Member of Project Review Panel, “Development of Updated NEHRP Post-earthquake Investigations Strategy: Phase I”, NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, (2013).
  • Member of Project Review Panel, NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 8: Seismic Design of Steel Special Concentrically Braced Frame Systems - A Guide for Practicing Engineers”, NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, (2013).
  • Member, Highway Seismic Advisory Panel (HSAP), FHWA Research Project, ‘Improving the Seismic Resilience of the Federal-Aid Highway System’, University of Nevada, Reno (2008).
  • Member of Peace Bridge Technical Jury Committee (2005)
  • Member of Steering Committee, ATC-58 FEMA-Funded Project to Develop Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines, Applied Technology Council (2002-now).
  • Member, FHWA Panel, “Recommendations for Seismic Performance Testing of Bridge Piers” (2002-2005).
  • Member, FHWA Seismic Virtual-Team (2001- now).
  • Member of NCHRP Project Panel, NCHRP 12-54 Integral Connections of Modern Steel Bridge Structures (1999-2002)

Member of Editorial Boards

  • Engineering Structures Journal (2007-2012).
  • Journal of Disaster Research (2007-now).
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Earthquake Engineering (2002-now).
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibrations (2002-2010).

Conferences and Workshop Steering Committees

  • Member of Steering Committee, Symposium on Aging Steel Buildings, New York, December 2009.
  • Co-chair of Steering Committee, Symposium on Emerging Developments in Multi-Hazard Engineering, New York, September 2007.
  • Member of International Steering Committee, 2007 Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Network of Centers for Earthquake Engineering Research (ANCER) - Earthquake Engineering Research: From Strong Seismic Regions to Regions of Moderate Seismicity, Kowloon, Honk Kong, 2006-2007.
  • Member of Steering Committee, 5th National Seismic Conference and Workshop for Bridges and Highways, San Francisco, 2006 (2005-2006).
  • Co-chair of Steering Committee, 7th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston, (1999-2002).
  • Co-chair of Steering Committee, MCEER Workshop: Lessons from the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack - Management of Complex Civil Emergencies and Terrorism-Resistant Civil Engineering Design, New York City, (1999-2002).
  • Member of Steering Committee, 3rd National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways, Portland (2001-2002).
  • Co-Chair (with Dan Inman), MEDAT-2 Workshop on Mitigating Earthquake Disasters using Advanced Technologies, Las Vegas, November 2000.
  • Co-chair (with Ian Buckle and John Kulicki), NCHRP 12-49 Workshop on Seismic Provisions for Steel Bridges, Las Vegas, July 2000.

Member of Conferences Technical, Scientific, and International Advisory Committees

  • Member of International Scientific Committee, First International Conference on Resilience, Torino, Italy, September 2016.
  • Member of Scientific Committee, Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2017), Island of Rhodes, Greece, June 2017 (2016-2017).
  • Member of Scientific Committee, Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2015), Crete, Greece, May 2015 (2014-2015).
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, Eight International Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA), Shanghai, China, July 2015 (2013-2015).
  • Member of International Advisory Committee, International Symposium on Engineering Lessons Learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake- March 3-4, 2012, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, Seventh International Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA), Santiago, Chile, January 2012 (2010-2012).
  • Member of International Advisory Committee, 8th International Conference on Short & Medium Span Bridges, Niagara Falls, Canada, 2010 (2008-2010).
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS2010), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2010 (2008-2010).
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, Sixth International Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2009 (2007-2009).
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, First International Conference on Analysis and Design of Structures against Explosive and Impact Loads, Tianjin, China, September 2006 (2005-2006).
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, Fifth International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA), Yokohama, Japan, 2006 (2004-2006).

  • Member of International Advisory Committee, 7th International Conference on Short & Medium Span Bridges, Montreal, Canada, 2006 (2004-2006).
  • Member of International Advisory Committee, 1st Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures, Hamilton, Canada, 2005 (2004-2005).
  • Member of Scientific Committee, Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 2005 (2003-2005).
  • Member of International Advisory Board, Full-Scale Building Test Project, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, (2003-2004).
  • Member of International Advisory Committee, Full-Scale CFT Frame Testing and International Workshop on Steel and Concrete Composite Construction, Taipei, Taiwan, 2003.

  • Member of International Scientific Committee, Australian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, Australia, Dec. 2004.
  • Member of Technical Committee, 4th National Seismic Conference and Workshop for Bridges and Highways, Memphis, Tennessee, Feb. 2004.
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, 4th International Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA), Naples, Italy, (2001-2003).
  • Member of Editorial Board, 8th International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, Vienna, Austria (2000-2001).
  • Member of International Scientific Committee and Organizing Committee, 3rd International Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA), Montréal, Canada (1999-2000)
  • Member of Technical Committee, 8th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, Canada (1998-99)

  • Member of Program Committee, 8th North American Masonry Conference, Austin, Texas (1998-99)

Others

  • Director, Ottawa Carleton Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (1994-1998).
  • Corresponding Member, American Institute of Steel Construction Blast and Impact Resistant Design Committee, Research Interest Task Group (BIRDC RITG), (2004 - now).
  • Member, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee AFF50 - Seismic Design of Bridges, (2000-now).
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge Committee, (1993 - 1999).
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seismic Committee, (1999-2005).
  • Member Faculty of Admitted University, Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE) (2000 - now).
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Meetings and Conferences Committee, (1999-now).
  • Corresponding Member, Research Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC), (1993).
  • Associate Member, American Concrete Institute ACI-ASCE Committee 442 (Response of Concrete Buildings to Lateral Forces) (1992-95).
  • International Association of Spatial Structures (IASS), Working Group 4, Guyed Masts and Towers (1990-95).