EERI is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Paper Award from Earthquake Spectra, “Development and Testing of a Friction/Sliding Connection to Improve the Seismic Performance of Gypsum Partition Walls,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 653-677, authored by Stanford Alumnus Gerardo Araya-Letelier, Professor Eduardo Miranda, and Professor Gregory Deierlein.
Earthquake Spectra gives Outstanding Paper Awards to authors who offer outstanding earthquake hazard mitigation contributions. Winning papers significantly impact the profession, advance in the state-of-the-art or understanding of a particular topic, exceptional technical quality with concise and informative illustrations, and are well written for a broad audience.