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Seismic Informed Engineering (SIE)

Preparing Control Systems to Support Seismic Resilience

Seismic Informed Engineering (SIE) is a holistic approach to planning, design and implementation of water systems with resilience to seismic events.

SIE includes accepted seismic design considerations (i.e., structural analysis/design, seismic valves), and expands upon this approach by including the mechanical, electrical, communications and control systems as elements of resilience. SIE focuses on how a water system should react prior to, during, and after a seismic event.

Team Spotlight

Michael Greunbaum

OTCR Technical Specialist III