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Seismic Committee
Stephen Cohen, Chairperson


  1. Be a resource for the SEAU Board of Director.  Help the Board further the goals of the organization in relationship to seismic and other issues.
  2. Help other committees where needed with seismic issues.
  3. Interface with the National Council of Structural Engineers (NCSE) on common seismic issues.
  4. Solicit input from both SEAU membership and its board of director to help the committee develop a SEAU consensus guideline document defining appropriate requirements for the upgrading of existing building. Have the document-adopted statewide. Or recommend a developed or in development document that will provide the same type of result (a safer building environment in the State of Utah).
  5. Probe the possibility of developing a unified state approach to aid school districts manage and replace existing schools that are seismically challenged.  Should schoolwork require that the EOR be a SE?  Should only SE's do school review?  Is value engineering only a cost cutting activity or does it provide real value to the projects?
  6. Continue to monitor what California does in relationship to the IBC and seismic provisions.
  7. Develop a five-year plan of action (goals).

Minutes of Meetings (all files in Adobe Acrobat format)



.pdfJanuary 28, 1999
.pdfMarch 2, 1999
.pdfApril 6, 1999
.pdfJune 3, 1999
.pdfJune 16, 1999

.pdfJuly 11, 2000
.pdfAugust 15, 2000
.pdfSeptember 12, 2000
.pdfOctober 24, 2000
.pdfNovember 7, 2000
.pdfDecember 4, 2000



.pdfJanuary 9, 2001
.pdfFebruary 6, 2001
.pdfMarch 8, 2001
.pdfApril 4, 2001
.pdfJune 5, 2001
.pdfSeptember 19, 2001
.pdfOctober 3, 2001
.pdfNovember 7, 2001
.pdfDecember 5, 2001

.pdfJanuary 9, 2002
.pdfFebruary 6, 2002
.pdfMarch 6, 2002
.pdfApril 3, 2002
.pdfMay 8, 2002

Committe Activities

The Seismic Committee of SEAU is presently working on a position paper regarding the need for building regulations for existing buildings. This paper is the result of a request from the Utah Seismic Safety Commission to help address the risk of existing buildings. A draft copy is available in Adobe Acrobat format here. This paper has been updated and includes remarks received as of 7/08/99 and is the final draft.

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