Miscellaneous

Honestly, one life to live is not enough. So many things to do!

If you can't find me, I am either involved in one of the above activities (research, consulting, teaching, graduate students supervision, etc.), stuck in meetings, performing some administrative duty, acting as a referee for a granting agency, reviewing papers for the benefit of technical journals (such as the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Journal, the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, etc.), participating in public code reviews, giving a talk at a conference (see publication list), working on some personal project, gone out to lunch, giving short courses/workshops to professional engineers, acting as a guest speaker, or one of many more other possibilities such as trying to have a normal family life.

Invited lectures (outside of conferences) have been frequently given on various topics of general interest in earthquake engineering to various groups, such as:

  • New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission
  • National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • Public Works Canada, Parliamentary Precinct, Emergency Preparedness Canada, National Research Council, Department of National Defence, Geological Survey of Canada, and other governmental agencies.
  • Structural Steel Educators Foundation
  • Canadian Society of Civil Engineers
  • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of Ottawa-Carleton.
  • Departments of Civil Engineering at various Universities (e.g. Cornell University, University of Minnesota, University of Toronto, Brooklyn Polytechnic University, Kyoto University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tonji University, Ecole Polytechnique, Osaka University, Nagoya University, University of Ottawa, Clarkson, etc. and obviously the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering.
  • University at Buffalo Dean’s Council, UB Council, and UB Foundation Council

The performance of structures as observed during disaster reconnaissance visits is a frequently requested topic for those presentations.