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ICP 3rd Quarterly Workshop

  • 08 Aug 2012
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Ziegler - 1500 Ziegler Drive NW, Altoona, IA


  • Quarterly Membership Meeting

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Quarterly Meeting Announcement:

ICP 3rd Quarter Meeting, hosted by Ziegler

Break Sponsored by Nation Records Management

  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Speaker #1 – KJWW – Engineering, building codes, pre & Post Earthquake checklist items.  (Confirmed)
  • 2:00 – 2:15 – Break
  • 2:15 – 3:00 – Public Speakers
  • 3:00 – 4:00 – John Neldeberg – WellsFargo Earthquake preparedness and West Coast Earthquake Exercise results.


Earthquakes can be devastating to a business.  What most people don’t realize is even the newest, code-conforming building does not intentionally provide protections against damage to contents and loss of function.  In the ensuring chaos, having a well-planned post-earthquake response program can help to reduce the impact from the earthquake to your business.  Components of such a program include trained personnel on-call to inspect your facility, having emergency power and utilities onsite, and a plan get the necessary repair personnel to the facility as soon as possible through retainer agreements.  However, as important, if not more so, is having done extensive pre-earthquake planning to understand the local earthquake risk, identify the critical facilities, and implement a risk-reduction plan.  This presentation is intended to present a high-level summary of the components to a successful pre- and post-earthquake plan.  Included in the presentation will be real-world examples of how such plans have managed reduce earthquake losses for major corporations.

Dan Huntington is a Licensed Civil, Professional, and Structural Engineer. He has a Masters in Structural Engineering Design and a Masters in Business Administration, allowing him to bridge the gap between a client's business objectives and the technical constraints of a project. He is experienced managing large teams of engineers across all KJWW's disciplines to ensure our clients' expectations are exceeded.  Dan has particular expertise in both alternative delivery methods (design-build, integrated project delivery) and building information modeling. He led KJWW's effort to become one of the first consulting firms to do a building information model transfer to the contractor, a process that helps shorten design and construction schedules. Dan also oversees KJWW's India office and projects, allowing him to bring different perspectives on how project challenges are being solved in other parts of the world.

Bob Pekelnicky joined Degenkolb in 2001 and has worked on numerous seismic evaluation and rehabilitation projects. Bob specializes in making community and business infrastructure resilient against earthquakes, explosions, and other hazards. He has applied his multi-hazard mitigation knowledge to various projects in high technology, government, and healthcare sectors.

His career has focused on taking new, innovative structural engineering concepts from research and applying them to practice to better meet clients’ needs. Bob has been instrumental in the San Francisco’s Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) disaster resilient city initiative and is very active in developing better performance based earthquake engineering methodologies, building codes and standards. Bob is active in numerous professional societies, serving on volunteer committees to help advance the state of the practice and having organized technical sessions at conferences, written and presented papers.

Robert was recently honored as one of Structural Engineering Magazine’s 2012 Rising Stars, which celebrates extraordinary professionals in structural engineering.

John Neldeberg and Jeff McClaran will be talking about what Wells Fargo does for earthquake preparedness and their participation in the West Coast Earthquake Exercise and the results.

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