Contributions of Earthquake Engineering
A recent report by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) lays out the contributions of earthquake engineering that enhance public safety and improve the protection of U.S. communities from hazards beyond earthquakes. Four categories of earthquake engineering were reviewed that identify major contributions and present representative examples: planning, advanced technologies, emergency response, and community engagement. DOWNLOAD (.pdf, large file 12MB)
The contribution of HAZUS-MH is "only" addressed in the "Planning for Catastrophes" section, ignoring that HAZUS-MH is a recent advanced and evolving geospatial technology and has significant applications in earthquake response and community engagement.
FYI ... The EERI-WSSPC Annual meeting is February 11-14, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah - Earthquake Risk Reduction / Are Voluntary Actions the Key? MORE INFO