Civil Engineers Gather Resilience Data in Mexico Post Earthquake
Mexico City – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) has a team of experts in Mexico City, Mexico this week to gather information on infrastructure resilience in earthquakes, following the Sept. 19 quake.
The IRD team will investigate the performance and recovery of the infrastructure systems impacted by the 7.1 earthquake. The group will be collecting data in Mexico from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18, led by Craig Davis, Ph.D., G.E., P.E., and Allison Pyrch, G.E., P.E. The ASCE IRD team will work closely with Prof. Gustavo Ayala of National Autonomous University of Mexico, based in Mexico City.
“This gives us an opportunity to learn specifics about their infrastructure – how it performed, why it performed the way it did, how it affected community resilience,” said team co-chair Craig Davis, Ph.D., G.E., P.E. “What we gain out of that can be applied as lessons learned to different infrastructure systems across the country.”
Team members doing research in Mexico City this week include Andre Barbosa, Jeff Bruce, Haizhong Wang, and Janise Rodgers, Ph.D., P.E. Additional members may travel at a later date for additional research.
Updates from the team will be available on ASCE News Online at news.asce.org. Interviews with team members available upon request.