SEAOCC Virtual Meeting

November 10, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


SEAOCC Virtual Dinner Meeting

Our first (virtual) dinner event will give you an opportunity to meet other SEAOCC members. There will be an initial meet and greet and a few words from our President and Board members with an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn how you can get involved to get the most out of your SEAOCC membership.  

Breakout sessions will follow and provide you an opportunity to meet several of our committee chairs, learn about the commitees and their future plans. There will be six breakout rooms, each hosted by a committee chair. You will have a choice to attend at least two committee breakout sessions. You will be assigned to a committee based on your selections when you register for the event.

Following the breakout sessions, everyone will join back together in the main room for our featured presentation. Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto who will share his challenges and experiences with “Post-Earthquake Repair, Strengthening and Restoration of the Historical Palace in Nepal.”

Turn on your cameras and let’s make a toast to the success of our first virtual dinner event!

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5:30 - 5:45 PM

Welcome from our President and BOD

5:45 - 6:00 PM

1st Breakout Session

6:00 - 6:15 PM

2nd Breakout Session

6:15 - 7:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Kit Myamoto



Breakout Rooms and Hosts:
  1. YMF: Host - Matt Quan
  2. Sustainable Design: Host - Lisa Podesto
  3. Wind Committee: Hosts - Ken Luttrell & Norm Scheel
  4. Legislative/Policy & Resilience: Host - Ryan Kersting
  5. SE3: Host - Anna Tekautz
  6. Existing Buildings - Eric Fuller


Please note that registration will be limited to 100 people, so register early! 

Participants will be able to join 2 different breakout sessions of their choice. For optimal functionality, please download the latest version of Zoom here:


Presentation by Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, S.E. 

Miyamoto International

Post-Earthquake Repair, Strengthening and Restoration of Historical Palace in Nepal

One of the most challenging and culturally significant seismic retrofitting projects was the recent strengthening of the Gaddi Baithak palace in Kathmandu, Nepal. Originally constructed in 1907, the palace sits within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While this historic unreinforced masonry structure was heavily damaged during the 2015 M 7.8 Nepal earthquake, it also suffered from years of weather-related deterioration and lack of routine maintenance. The United States Embassy and the Government of Nepal worked together to support the repair, strengthening and restoration of this palace. Performance-based engineering and the enhancement of original construction technology was utilized as only traditional building materials, such a mud, brick, lime and wood, were allowed per UNESCO guidelines. This project won the ENR Global Best Project in 2019 for its technical ingenuity, local capacity building, and significance to the national agenda. 

Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, S.E.  

Dr. Miyamoto is a world-leading expert in disaster resiliency, response and reconstruction. He provides expert engineering and policy consultation to the World Bank, USAID, UN agencies, governments and private sector. He is a California Seismic Safety Commissioner, a Global CEO of Miyamoto International and a structural engineer.  

He holds advance degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and California State University, where he has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni. His team won the Engineering News-Record’s “Best Global Project” award four times and the U.S. Presidential “E” award. Major media such as ABC, CNN, LA Times, NY Times and Rolling Stone have profiled him. He was also featured in the “Designing for Disaster” exhibit at the National Building Museum. 




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