Earthquake / seismic engineering is critical to the success of infrastructure projects - from elementary schools to hydroelectric dams. Protecting infrastructure from the effects of earthquakes through seismically-aware initial design, and seismic retrofitting of older structures, is a key consideration in current structural engineering.
The seismic engineering group at Ausenco is at the forefront of applying and developing seismic solutions and performance based designs for a wide variety of infrastructure facilities (and marine and industrial facilities as well). Recognised both locally and internationally Ausenco is a strong proponent in the implementation of the most current technology in seismic regulations, the use of appropriate analyses to fully understand structural performance in an earthquake, and in moving industry thinking forward. We have firsthand understanding of structural and infrastructure performance in earthquakes from our post-earthquake reconnaissance missions in North America and abroad.
Ausenco Expert John Sherstobitoff is currently Chair of the Standing Committee on Earthquake Design (SCED) that sets the seismic provisions for the National Building Code of Canada, and Chair of a specific Working Group regarding seismic isolation and supplemental energy dissipation. Ausenco staff is also currently Chair of a Task Group within SCED addressing Performance Based Design and Resilience for the 2020 code. We have been intimately involved in the implementation of Earthquake Early Warning Systems and Strong Motion Instrumentation, as well as development of the BC Ministry of Education’s award winning Seismic Retrofit Guidelines.
With an established record of seismic assessment, evaluation, analysis, detailed design and construction-related services of the seismic retrofit of both simple and complex structures, the team brings decades of experience on over 275 projects.
Pioneering projects and ‘firsts’ include:
Our seismic experts offer the following services:
Specialities include design involving:
Innovation in Design
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