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III IBSW Keynote Speakers Announced

Keynote Speakers for the III IBSW are listed below. For more information on the presentations, please visit this page.

Gian Michele Calvi - Professor at the IUSS Pavia, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at the North Carolina State University


Re-Visiting Earthquake Resistant Design of Bridges

Lee Marsh - Deputy Director – America’s Technical Excellence Center, WSP


Performance-Based Seismic Design of Bridges - What Is It and How Will It Change Design Practice?​

Jianzhong Li - Deputy Dean of the college of civil engineering of Tongji University and the Director of Tongji’s Multi-Functional Shake Table at Jiading Campus, Shanghai, China


Seismic Damage Mechanism and Control of Long-Span Bridges​

Bijan Khaleghi - State Bridge Design Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation


Seismic Design Requirements and Construction Challenges of Lifeline Essential and Critical Bridges

Kuo-Chun Chang - A Distinguished Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan


Capacity-based Inelastic Displacement Spectra for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Subjected to Far-Field and Near-Fault Ground Motions​

Dawn E. Lehman - Department of Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


Concrete Filled Steel Tubes for Accelerated Bridge Construction and Enhanced Structural Performance​

Kenji Kosa - Professor Emeritus, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan & Technical Advisor, Hanshin Expressway Technology Center, Osaka, Japan


Failure Mechanism of the Furyo Daiichi Bridge in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake ​

Bruce Johnson - Former State Bridge Engineer, Bridge Engineering Section, Oregon Department of Transportation


State DOT Seismic Resiliency Assessment Process and Mitigation Program