2007 Blind Analysis Contest by E-Defense
The executive committee on the E-Defense steel building project is pleased to announce the 2007 blind analysis contest for a full-scale 4-story steel building, which will be tested to collapse by using the world's largest three-dimensional shaking table located at Miki City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The building will be shaken and collapsed from September 20 to 30, 2007, by applying an intense ground motion, a scaled version of the near-fault motion recorded during the 1995 Kobe earthquake. Details of contest rules and building data is posted on the E-Defense Blind Analysis web-site.
Chief Research Engineer, IISEE
 Video Workshop on Feasible and Affordable Seismic Constructions in Developing Countries
BRI and our partnered institutes organize an international video workshop on Feasible and Affordable Seismic Constructions in Developing Countries on July 18, 2007. The main venue is Tokyo and 7 sub venues in five countries will be connected by video conference system and web streaming services will be provided, which allow people in anywhere can participate the workshop through internet. For further information, please visit the web site of BRI at following address. The proceedings of our previous international workshops are also available in the web site of BRI.
Senior Coordinator for International Cooperation, BRI
 Experimental Research of Masonry Walls in the Catholic University of Peru
I inform the participants and ex-participants of IISEE about experimental research of masonry walls made in the Catholic University of Peru. Please visit following website, there are many information about experimental research of masonry walls.
Angel San Bartolome
1974-1975 E-course participant, Peru
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