March 6, 2019
Scott Nacheman, the Director of DeSimone’s Chicago office, is a featured presenter for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) 2019 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC on Thursday, March 7th.
Entitled “Post-Earthquake Response and Recovery,” the group session explores recent developments and applications in seismic safety and planning from pre-event through recovery including policy development, early warning, estimating fire following earthquakes, and scarce resource allocation after an earthquake. Specific assessments, methods and tools will be presented as part of the session.
EERI’s full conference schedule will take place March 5th to March 8th under the theme of “Reaching Resilience Faster by Working Together.” Scheduled sessions range from the very specific and technical to broader themes of how communities can work cooperatively towards resilience.
About Scott Nacheman, MSc. Eng., AIA
As a Director of DeSimone’s Forensics Practice, Mr. Nacheman provides technical oversight and management of the firm’s Midwest forensics team, encompassing both pre and post-failure/loss services. Mr. Nacheman has provided initial emergency response and condition assessment services for buildings damaged by hurricanes, tornadoes, collapses, fires, and building envelope failures. Mr. Nacheman’s professional experience has included investigating and designing repairs for contemporary and historic structures, in addition to many facets of emergency response and structural stabilization efforts.
About EERI – The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.