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Below are the slides for the sessions:

Stu Opening Ceremony Remarks

Critical Infrastructure

Disaster Risk Management

hayes-NEHRP Overview

O'Rourke Lecture

Massoud Awards Presentation

poland-NEHRP ACEHR Vision for the Future

Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment

June 28 - July 1, 2009 - Oakland, California

For more information on the ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) - click here


The TCLEE 2009 conference will be the seventh in a series of international lifeline earthquake engineering conferences held approximately every four years since 1977.


  • Electric power

  • Communications

  • Transportation
    (highways, rail, mass transit, ports and air)

  • Gas and liquid fuels

  • Water and wastewater


Over the years, major natural hazards (earthquakes, floods, extreme winds, tsunami) and man-made hazards have caused significant regional disruptions that have often had national and even international impacts. Furthermore, this experience has consistently shown that the disrupted region’s post-event resilience and sustainability will strongly depend on the performance of its lifelines during and after the event.


TCLEE 2009 will address this issue by providing a comprehensive array of technical papers pertinent to current practices, recent innovations, and future directions associated with performance requirements, design, analysis, and planning of lifelines subjected to natural and man-made hazards. In the TCLEE conference tradition, emphasis will be placed on technologies for reducing risks from earthquakes. However, TCLEE 2009 will address these technologies from a unique perspective that includes comparisons with lifeline risk-reduction technologies for other natural hazards and man-made hazards. In particular, the conference will include sessions that focus on:


  • Differences and commonalities of technologies used to engineer lifelines to resist earthquakes vs. other natural and man-made hazards, and
  • How engineering and risk-reduction technologies for each of these hazard types might benefit from exposure to technologies developed for other hazard types.


With this unique perspective, this conference will attract a diverse group of attendees involved in the innovative application of technologies for enabling lifelines to resist not only earthquakes but the full range of other natural and man-made hazards as well. These attendees will exchange ideas; debate points of view; discuss case studies, methods, and standards; and share experiences, solutions, and lessons learned.

Join us on June 28 - July 1, 2009 to continue the traditions of past TCLEE conferences by participating in the unique multi-hazard focus of TCLEE 2009.