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New Online - July 2018

Celeste Young from the Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability project has had her paper published online. The paper discusses building effective diversity across three emergency management organisations: Queensland Fire and Rescue; Fire and Rescue New South Wales and South Australian State Emergency Services. The paper investigates the inclusiveness of women and the range of demographics and ethnicities in the three organisations. The paper examines the barriers in the way of effective diversity and inclusion and outlines the visions for the future and opportunities that will become available to ensure the three organisations continue to expand on diversity.

The team from the cost-effective mitigation strategy for building earthquake risk have had three papers published in the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society.

Prof Nelson Lam, Dr Elisa Lumantarna and A Mehdipanah have had their paper on Analytical Simulation of Limited Ductile RC Beam-Columns published. The paper proposes a modelling technique for the simulation of limited-ductile beamcolumn elements in buildings. These elements will measure the seismic performance assessment of existing buildings that have been designed with considerations of low ductile detailing, which concerns metal that can be deformed without losing its toughness.

Prof Nelson Lam has also had another paper published alongside Rohit Tiwari and Dr Elisa Lumantarna on Displacement Based Design of Bridge Abutments. The paper analyses the drift and displacement capacities of reinforced concrete bridge abutments that are subjected to seismic action.

Furthermore the Prof Nelson Lam, Prof John Wilson, A/Prof Helen Goldsworthy, Prof Emad Gad, Dr Elisa Lumantarna, Dr Hing Ho Tsang and A Mehdipanah from the same project have also published their paper on Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Asymmetrical Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Australia. The paper discusses the vulnerability of concrete buildings that lack symmetry. The research team propose an analysis method for multi-storey buildings featuring plan asymmetry and how they can plan for the future of seismic activity.

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