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BCRIMA Lunch | Is Vancouver Next? Lessons Learned
November 21, 2012 - 11:30 AM TO November 21, 2012 - 1:45 PM
TO: ALL INTERESTED PARTIES - INVITE YOUR CLIENTS OR CO-WORKERS!

DATE: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

TIME: 11:30 – Registration, followed by lunch/presentation at 12:00 noon
Estimated end time 1:45 pm

VENUE: The Four Seasons Hotel

MENU: Endive Salad with poached pear and blue cheese, Butter Chicken, Panna Cotta

TOPIC: Is Vancouver Next? Lessons Learned From Recent Earthquakes

SPEAKER: Mark Pierepiekarz


SPEAKER PROFILE: Mark Pierepiekarz has over 25 years of professional experience focusing on structural and earthquake engineering. He has performed structural analysis, pro-active retrofit and upgrade design, and repair of impacted commercial, industrial, and public buildings and other facilities throughout the U.S. and abroad. His structural engineering experience also includes seismic upgrade design and analysis of bridges, reservoirs, and lifeline systems. Actual strong-motion earthquakes have tested his structural designs with successful results. Mark has also investigated damaged and distressed buildings and structures, and performed root-cause analyses following damaging earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes.
Mr. Pierepiekarz remains at the forefront of structural engineering technologies. He has authored and presented a number of technical papers on the seismic design of structures. He is also active in providing input into the development of building codes and standards. Mr. Pierepiekarz recently served as the President of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW Seattle Chapter), and represented this organization in the “Seattle Fault Scenario” project.He was named 2009 SEAW Seattle Chapter Engineer of the Year. The award recognizes individuals who have provided service to SEAW and the profession, brought visibility to the profession that is favorable in the public eye, have exhibited distinguished technical and creative achievement, and have encouraged and nurtured others in their professional development. Mr. Pierepiekarz has personally performed post-earthquake damage investigations and has written reconnaissance reports following the Japan (2011), Chile (2010), Haiti (2010), Nisqually (2001), Northridge (1994), Landers/Big Bear (1992), Upland (1990), Loma Prieta (1989), Whittier Narrows (1987), Superstition Hills (1987), and Satsop, Washington (1999) earthquakes. He has performed damage investigations following 2005 Katrina and Rita hurricanes.




COST: $45.00 MEMBERS/ASSOCIATES
$50.00 NON-MEMBERS

CASH OR CHEQUE TO BE COLLECTED AT THE DOOR or MAIL cheque in advance to:

BC Risk & Insurance Management Association
Bentall Post Office
PO Box 48724
Vancouver, B.C. V7X 1A6



Facility: The Four Seasons Hotel
Location: Vancouver, BC US

Contact Jennifer Clarke (604) 952-3641
Or by Email at: jclarke@corp.delta.bc.ca