Past Presentations

Recent Chilean Earthquakes: Lessons for the Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Practice

By Christian Ledezma, Phd

This is a recording of Professor Christian Ledezma’s presentation to the Seattle Geotechnical Group on October 1, 2020.  The presentation focuses on a few major past earthquakes of Chile and their impact on infrastructure from both geotechnical and structural perspectives.

Professor Ledezma is Head of the Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Department at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). Professor Ledezma is also the vice-president of ACHISINA, Chile’s Association of Earthquake Engineering, and an active member in the discussion and elaboration of Chilean seismic codes.