Friday, October 14, 2016, Maui, Hawaii—The annual convention for the Structural Engineers Association of California convenes this week from October 12-15 to focus on “recovering, learning, and rebuilding after recent Pacific Rim earthquakes.” With that, Cannon’s very own Nick Wetzel, SE, CPEng, co-authored a presentation and white paper that will be featured in the Friday sessions of the “Building Resilience & Base Isolation Case Studies” track. His presentation, titled “Base Isolation Design Issues of Ryman Retirement Complex in Petone, New Zealand,” explores special structural design features incorporated into a retirement facility built in an especially seismically active region in New Zealand.

Nick’s presentation is especially insightful as attendees to the conference include structural engineers from around the globe, with a particular emphasis on countries and states located along the Pacific Rim that are prone to seismic activity. The white paper for this case study can be read here.

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