Discovery Channel features civil engineering professors

In March 2010, members of the Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE) created a ‘reconnaissance team’ of researchers, led by UBC civil engineering professors  Carlos Ventura and Perry Adebar, along with Dr. John Cassidy, Research Scientist at the National Research Council – Geological Survey of Canada. The researchers travelled to Chile to observe the damage caused and to assist in the recovery efforts.

Highlights of this reconnaisance trip will be featured on the Discovery Channel, in a program titled “Monster Quake: Will We Survive?”

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 For a short summary of Ventura, Adebar and Cassidy’s presentations, visit news-blog