Post Earthquake Investigation Team

by Ray Zelinski, CALTRANS, Sacramento, United States,
Earl Seaberg, CALTRANS, Sacramento, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering


The CALTRANS Post Earthquake Investigation Team (PEQIT) has been in existence since 1971. It is an emergency response team which mobilizes quickly following a major earthquake to gather design related bridge damage data. The team is composed of volunteer, experienced bridge engineers. The notification to mobilize is tied to the 24-hour surveillance operation at the California Department of Water Resources.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Bridge design | Highway bridges | Water resources | Field tests | Highways and roads | Emergency management | Seismic design | California | United States

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