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.