Andrew O'Donnell

Andrew O'Donnell is a Senior Engineer and Manager on the Earthquake Vulnerability team. He specializes in vulnerability assessment of structures due to ground shaking. Since joining AIR in 2014 Andrew has worked on several projects including the 2016 update to the South East Asia Earthquake Model as well as the 2017 updates to the Australia and United States earthquake models. Andrew earned an MSCE, BSCE, and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame. His doctoral dissertation was on the vulnerability of unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs) in the Northeastern United States.

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Following are some recent blogs:

New Zealand’s Capital Was Once Struck by an Mw 8.2 Earthquake

New Zealand’s Capital Was Once Struck by an Mw 8.2 Earthquake

January 23, 2020
What's the Deal with 1 in 1,000?

What's the Deal with 1 in 1,000?

April 16, 2019
Will One-Tenth of San Francisco's Tall Buildings Topple in the Big One?

Will One-Tenth of San Francisco's Tall Buildings Topple in the Big One?

February 28, 2019
The Earthquake Safety of Pre-Northridge Welded Steel Moment-Frame Buildings

The Earthquake Safety of Pre-Northridge Welded Steel Moment-Frame Buildings

October 1, 2018
Will San Francisco's Tall Buildings Be Safe in Earthquakes?

Will San Francisco's Tall Buildings Be Safe in Earthquakes?

September 17, 2018
Leveraging Catastrophe Models for Effective Resilience Planning

Leveraging Catastrophe Models for Effective Resilience Planning

August 9, 2018
Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Tall Buildings

Improving the Earthquake Resilience of Tall Buildings

July 19, 2018
When a Home’s High Value Also Means High Earthquake Risk

When a Home’s High Value Also Means High Earthquake Risk

April 2, 2018
Ductility and Stiffness—What They Are and Why They Matter in an Earthquake

Ductility and Stiffness—What They Are and Why They Matter in an Earthquake

December 16, 2016

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