by Carlos Ventura, professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Carlos Ventura is a Civil Engineer with specializations in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Civil
Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada since 1992.
He is currently the Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF) at UBC, and is the author of more than 450 papers and reports on earthquake engineering, structural dynamics and modal testing. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Fellow of Engineers Canada, also a member of several national and international professional societies, advisory committees and several building and bridge code committees.
Dr. Ventura has conducted research about earthquakes for more than thirty years. His research work includes experimental studies in the field and in the laboratory of structural systems and components. His current research includes the development and implementation of performance-based design methods for seismic retrofit of low rise school buildings, novel techniques for regional estimation of damage to structures during earthquakes, and on structural health monitoring of building, bridges and dams. In addition to his academic activities, Dr. Ventura is a recognized international consultant on structural vibrations and safety of large Civil Engineering structures. His consulting practice includes projects with companies and government institutions in North America, Central America, South America, Asia and Europe.
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