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2020 S.B. Barnes Research Award

This award is given, when appropriate, to commemorate a member or members of SEAOC for timely and needed research information beneficial to the members of the Association.

John Wallace

Past Winners

2019 EBC Soft-Story Wood Retrofit Research Group:   Daniel Zepeda, SE, Degenkolb Engineers   Garrett Hagen, SE, Degnekolb Engineers   Kamiar Kalbasi Anaraki, MS,  Degenkolb Engineers    Kristijan Kolozvari, PhD, PE, California State University, Fullerton    Michael Mehrain, PhD, SE,Mehrain Naeim International   Farzad Naeim, PhD, SE, Esq, Mehrain Naeim International
2017  Robert Lyons, S.E., Jeff Ellis, S.E., David Cocke, S.E., Victoria Wigle, S.E., Annie Kao, S.E., Kenneth O’Dell, S.E., David Williams, S.E., Michelle Kam-Biron, S.E., Dr. Lucy Jones
SEAOC Light Framed Wood (Kevin Moore, Andy Fennell, Gary Mochizucki, Tom Van Dorpe)
Hugh Brooks
2011 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council, Authors - "An Alternative Procedure for Seismic Analysis And Design of Tall Buildings Located in the Los Angeles Region - 2008 Edition"
Dr. Gregg Brandow
Dr. Lauren Carpenter
Mr. Brian L. Cochran
Mr. Tony Ghodsi
Mr. Nick Delli Quadri
Dr. Gary C. Hart
Dr. Sampson C. Huang
Dr. Marshall Lew
Mr. John A. Martin Jr.
Dr. Michael Mehrain
Dr. Farzad Naeim
Dr. Thomas A Sabol
Dr. Barry Schindler
Mr. Donald R. Strand
Mr. Nabih Youssef
2010 Graeme Dick, Chair,  Ad Hoc Testing Standards for Structural Systems and Components 
2003 Ben Schmid, For his cyclic load testing efforts
2000 Steel Structures Ad Hoc Committee
2000 Bernhard Cardan, Viscous Damping Device Inventor 
1997 David Breiholz, Chairman, Existing Building Committee for Development of Retrofit  Standards for URM Buildings
1996 Robin Shepherd, Chairman, Testing Standards Committee, 1994-1995
1990 Seismology Committee 1979-1989
1986 Ben L. Schmid
1985 Clarkson W. Pinkham and Edward J. Teal
1983 William M. Simpson, SE, Chair - ACI-SEAOSC Task Committee on Slender Walls


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