Tao Lai

Tao Lai, an EERI member, is Vice President and Director of Earthquake Engineering at AIR Worldwide, and specialized in earthquake engineering with more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of structural analyses and design, geotechnical engineering, building constructions, and risk assessment and modeling. During his tenure at AIR, he has worked on earthquake risk modeling for the regions of USA, China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Central and South America, and Europe. He conducted several post-disaster surveys including the 2008 Wells, Nevada and Wenchuan, China earthquakes, and the 2010 Maule earthquake. He was one of EERI's reconnaissance team members for the survey of the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

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Following are some recent blogs:

Why AIR Changed Its Earthquake Damage Estimation Methodology

Why AIR Changed Its Earthquake Damage Estimation Methodology

October 10, 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
Could Boston Be the Next Christchurch?

Could Boston Be the Next Christchurch?

April 7, 2015

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