Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SEMINAR SPEAKER THIS THURSDAY

SEMINAR SPEAKER: MATT FRANCIS
Senior Principal at AECOM


Matt has 24 years’ consulting experience in earthquake engineering and disaster risk reduction in over 20 nations.
He is a BYU CE alumni BS (91) and MS (95) and has lived in Washington DC, Thailand, Hawaii, LA and now Salt Lake with his 2 sons and their 2 dogs.  
Matt’s career focus involves:
  • Geotechnical and structural design & construction of disaster mitigations.
  • Post-disaster investigations, recovery planning and code development.
  • Hazards mapping, loss modeling and SHAKEOUT exercises.
  • Infrastructure resilience technology transfer to Asia, authoring over 30 publications.
Clients include the US Govt, State DOTs, Cities, industrial companies and specialty contractors.  From 2011-2014 he managed FEMA’s $35M Technical Assistance Research Contract (TARC) with 75 disaster projects including leading FEMA’s Hurricane Sandy recovery study.  
Matt currently supports resilience work across AECOM. He is a professional fellow of EERI and a member of the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division and the ASCE 7 seismic and tsunami loads committees.

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