Stanford Alumni Abbie Liel and Professor Gregory Deierlein were awarded the Earthquake Spectra Outstanding Paper for 2014. Outstanding Paper Awards for Earthquake Spectra are awarded to authors of papers judged to be outstanding contributions to earthquake hazard mitigation. Papers of recipients must be judged to have made a significant impact on the profession, to provide a significant advance in the state-of-the-art or understanding of a particular topic, to be of exceptional technical quality with concise and informative illustrations and to be well written for a broad audience. Only papers published in issues of Earthquake Spectra during the preceding calendar year shall be eligible for consideration.
“Using Collapse Risk Assessments to Inform Seismic Safety Policy for Older Concrete Buildings,” Earthquake Spectra (vol. 28, num. 4), by Abbie B. Liel (M. EERI, 2009),University of Colorado, and Gregory G. Deierlein (M. EERI, 1989), Stanford University