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nees@berkeley research project test series starting on 6/4/2014

A series of tests, starting on 6/4/2014, will be conducted in the following three weeks for the NEES research project entitled Performance of Conventional and Innovative Special Structural Walls. These tests aim to investigate the effect of transverse reinforcement detailing … Continue reading


Invitation to Attend the Workshop: Ten Successful Years of Research within nees@berkeley

To recognize ten successful years of experimental research at the nees@berkeley testing facility, we will hold a workshop on May 27–28, 2014 to share our experience with the earthquake engineering research and industry communities. The two-day workshop, which will be … Continue reading


nees@berkeley Quasistatic Test Scheduled for Feb 10

What: A quasistatic test will be conducted on February 10, 2014 in the nees@berkeley laboratory at the Richmond Field Station on a full scale, two story pre-1988 steel concentrically braced frame. The test on February 10 will be the second … Continue reading


Hybrid Simulation of Multi Story Structural Systems Through Collapse tested at nees@berkeley – video now available!

In recent tests at the nees@berkeley lab, Stanford Associate Professor Eduardo Miranda and student Carlos Gordo Monson evaluated the performance of their new “Enhanced Gravity Connections” for use in steel buildings during a series of half scale beam column tests … Continue reading


Toward Rapid Return to Occupancy in Unbraced Steel Frames tested at nees@berkeley – video now available!

Recently at the nees@berkeley lab, engineers subjected a full-scale, two-story steel frame to earthquake forces to test a new Linked Column Frame (LCF) system. The LCF system incorporates steel link elements designed to absorb the brunt of an earthquake’s energy … Continue reading


nees@berkeley Received Outstanding Service Award

The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) program of the National Science Foundation awarded the nees@berkeley laboratory the “Outstanding Service Award” in the area of site operations and research support during the Quake Summit 2013 held … Continue reading


Workshop on Electric Systems Engineering

A workshop on Electric Systems Engineering was successfully conducted at nees@berkeley on April 18, 2013. One of the highlights of the workshop was the presentation of hybrid simulation method to the utility engineers, as a beneficial contribution towards more frequent … Continue reading


Seismic Performance of Steel Column Splices tested at nees@berkeley – video now available!

Recent tests at the nees@berkeley lab by UC Davis Professor Amit Kanvinde and graduate student Sean Shaw have been investigating the earthquake performance of steel building column splices. The building code currently requires that the abutment connection of two column … Continue reading


Lab tour and real-time hybrid simulation demo during TC-8 meeting

nees@berkeley staff provided a lab tour to the attendees of the TC-8 meeting, accompanied with a real-time hybrid simulation presentation and demonstration. TC-8 meeting, the meeting of Task Committee 8 on Nonstructural Components of the Seismic Subcommittee of ASCE 7, … Continue reading


Lab tour and real-time hybrid simulation demo during NEEShub Boot Camp

nees@berkeley staff provided a lab tour to the participants of the NEEShub Boot Camp, accompanied with a real-time hybrid simulation presentation and demonstration. A half-day NEEShub Boot Camp training session took place at Richmond Field Station on February 21, 2013. … Continue reading