February 20, 2015

Kevin O’Connell Quoted in Civil Engineering Magazine

The February 2015 issue of ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine features an article titled, “Preparing for the Big One.”  The article reviews a plan presented by the mayor of Los Angeles which recommends ways to make the city’s buildings, water infrastructure, and telecommunications systems more resilient to a single seismic event.  Kevin O’Connell was interviewed for this article and is quoted several times.  He states, “Many people have an unrealistic expectation of how their buildings will perform in a major earthquake.”  He continues, “The biggest change that needs to be implemented is to get the general public talking about earthquakes and the seismic performance of the buildings.”

Read the full article.