Infrastructure

Shifting gears

Nighttime traffic on U.S. Highway 101 south of San Francisco

5/1/2019 The integration of self-driving vehicles requires policy decisions that consider how travel behavior will shift with the introduction of new mobility choices.

NSF funds extreme events reconnaissance network

House and car destroyed by tornado in Texas. Photo by Volkan Yuksel / Wikimedia Commons

8/15/2018 PEER - The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to the Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network, which aims to improve reporting and coordination by the natural hazards engineering community in the aftermath of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other extreme events. UC Berkeley is one of StEER's three primary nodes.

A seismic change in predicting how earthquakes will shake tall buildings

Construction cranes on the Los Angeles skyline

6/28/2018 New York Times - "There are going to be large changes coming" in the calculation of risk faced by by tall buildings during a major West Coast earthquake, adjunct civil and environmental engineering professor Norman Abrahamson told a conference of earthquake engineers in Los Angeles.

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