Welcome to the 2nd ATC-SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures Website

Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco • December 10-12, 2015

On behalf of the Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), we would like to invite you to join us in San Francisco on December 10-12, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Following the success of the 2009 conference, this state-of-the-industry forum continues the effort of improving the seismic performance of existing buildings and other structures.

The program is being planned to provide a forum for the presentation and exchange of new information on the seismic evaluation and seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings, including case studies, new discoveries, innovative use of new technologies and materials, implementation issues, needed improvements to existing standards and methods, and socio-economic issues. The goal is to provide an invaluable opportunity to advance the understanding of the tools, techniques, and innovations available to assist the attendees in meeting the challenges of seismic evaluation and rehabilitation.


Key Dates

  • Notification of acceptance distributed on April 2, 2015
  • Early Bird Registration opens June 1, 2015
  • Final publication-ready papers are due on July 21, 2015

Who Should Attend

  • Structural engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Bridge engineers
  • Business owners
  • Researchers working in the structural engineering discipline
  • Students
  • Users of ASCE/SEI 31, Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings, and ASCE/SEI 41, Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings
  • Members of ASCE/SEI
  • Professional engineers looking for additional PDH opportunities


Program Chair:

Roberto T. Leon, P.E., Ph.D., F.ACI, F.IABSE, F.SEI, F.ASCE
Virginia Tech

Program Committee:

Thalia Anagnos, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
San Jose State University

Kelly Cobeen, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Greg Deierlein, P.E., F.ASCE
Stanford University

Jack Moehle, P.E., Ph.d., M.ASCE
University of California, Berkeley

Farzad Naeim, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

James Parker, P.E., M.ASCE
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Maryann Phipps, S.E.

Christopher Rojahn
Applied Technology Council

Jim Rossberg, P.E., M.ASCE
The Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE

Peter Somers, P.E., M.ASCE
Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Jonathan Stewart, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
University of California, Los Angeles


Contact Information

Applied Technology Council
201 Redwood Shores Parkway, Suite 240
Redwood City, California  94065



Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191