<< March 2017 >>

Friday, March 3, 2017

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Barry Katz

Lecture | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Barry Katz

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Professor, author, and IDEO fellow Barry Katz will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Towards Resilient Seismic Systems and Improved Assessment of Existing Structures

Seminar: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Matthew DeJong

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

In the field of earthquake engineering, understanding the rocking of structures is both essential for the assessment of existing structures and promising for the design of novel seismic systems.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Ruth Richardson, Associate Professor, Cornell Univ. CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Multi-Camera Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Steve Waslander, University of Waterloo

 Institute of Transportation Studies


Multi-Camera Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Steve Waslander, University of Waterloo

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Saturday, March 4, 2017

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Civil and Environmental Engineering Departmental Seminar: Performance-Based Engineering: From Earthquakes to Durability and Multi-Hazards

Seminar: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | March 6 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Madeleine Flint

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Responding to engineering challenges of the magnitude created by climate change requires bridging disciplinary divides in assessing structural performance. The PEER framework for performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) is one example of a decision-oriented approach that combines efficient treatment of uncertainty with advanced models for structural performance.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

View from the Top: Martin Anstice: Innovation-Driven Leadership Sustaining a High- Performance Organization

Lecture | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Martin Anstice, President and CEO, Lam Research

 College of Engineering, College of Chemistry

Friday, March 10, 2017

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Fire Performance of Simple (Shear) Connections in Steel-Frame Buildings

Seminar: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | March 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Erica Fischer

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will focus on the thermal and structural behavior of simple (shear) connections used in steel-frame buildings through experimental and numerical investigations.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Gopal Penny, PhD candidate, CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Transportation as a Language: Mobility management of China’s urban billion

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Jinhua Zhao, MIT

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The rapid urbanization and economic growth in China uniquely characterize her transportation challenges and corresponding solutions. Extraordinary growth calls for extraordinary measures. Boldness in both infrastructure development and policy design seems commonplace in China’s transportation arena. This talk, however, will present the subtleties in these bold designs through three...   More >

Monday, March 13, 2017

Introduction to Antiterrorism Design Consulting: SEMM Seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Eve Hinman, Eng.Sc.D., P.E., President, Hinman Consulting Engineers

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will provide the background needed to intelligently think through the key issues related to bombings targeting buildings and provide effective practical solutions for likely threat scenarios.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Geometric Design for California

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Geometric Design for California

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 15 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Margot Yapp, New Civil Engineer

 Technology Transfer Program

Pavement networks are often the most valuable asset that an agency owns. This asset is not only expensive to replace, but it is an essential component to the traveling public's safety. Agencies are looking for more cost-effective ways to perform engineering, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of roadways more than ever before to stretch funding allocations. A pavement management system...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers or maintenance superintendents responsible for: Collecting data and updating a pavement management system Determining the types of repairs for streets Preparing cost-effective multi-year work plans e.g. resurfacing

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Geometric Design for California

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 15 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Margot Yapp, New Civil Engineer

 Technology Transfer Program

Pavement networks are often the most valuable asset that an agency owns. This asset is not only expensive to replace, but it is an essential component to the traveling public's safety. Agencies are looking for more cost-effective ways to perform engineering, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of roadways more than ever before to stretch funding allocations. A pavement management system...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers or maintenance superintendents responsible for: Collecting data and updating a pavement management system Determining the types of repairs for streets Preparing cost-effective multi-year work plans e.g. resurfacing

Making the Most of Disaster: From Forensic Investigations and Research to Changes in Policy and Practice: CEE Spring Distinguished Lecture

Lecture: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | March 16 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Raymond Seed, Civil & Environmental Engineering

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The flooding of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina laid bare the effects of five decades of neglect with regard to both policy and funding for US levees. It is never pleasant to investigate major disasters, but the most important thing that we can do is to optimize the resulting opportunities to ensure that similar disasters are less likely to occur in the future.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Susan Hubbard, Associate Lab Director, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, LBNL

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Bayesian Optimization and Self Driving Cars

Lecture | March 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Jeff Schneider, Carnegie Mellon, Uber

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: An important property of embedded learning systems is the ever-changing environment they create for all algorithms operating in the system. Optimizing the performance of those algorithms becomes a perpetual online activity rather than a one-off task. I will review some of these challenges in autonomous vehicles. I will discuss active optimization methods and their application in...   More >

Monday, March 20, 2017

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Friday, March 24, 2017

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Katya Cherukumilli, PhD candidate, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Changing Fuel Loading Behavior to Improve Airline Fuel Efficiency

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Lei Kang, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Airlines rely on flight dispatchers to perform the duty of fuel planning. The required trip fuel is calculated by airlines’ Flight Planning Systems (FPS). However, the FPS trip fuel predictions are not always accurate. If planned trip fuel is higher than actual trip fuel, then a flight will waste fuel by carrying excess fuel weight. On the other hand, if trip fuel is under-estimated,...   More >

Monday, March 27, 2017

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | DoubleTree Anaheim, The Lassen Room

 100 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

 Technology Transfer Program

This newly updated course covers basic concepts, standards, and practices related to the design and installation of traffic signals. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and Chapter 9 on Highway Lighting from Caltrans Traffic Manual, this course will explore the relationship among various engineering disciplines as...   More >

 This is an introductory course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with little or no experience in how to plan for and install traffic signals.

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts

Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | DoubleTree Anaheim, The Lassen Room

 100 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

 Technology Transfer Program

This newly updated course covers basic concepts, standards, and practices related to the design and installation of traffic signals. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and Chapter 9 on Highway Lighting from Caltrans Traffic Manual, this course will explore the relationship among various engineering disciplines as...   More >

 This is an introductory course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with little or no experience in how to plan for and install traffic signals.