Activities

WSSI has been involved and contributed to the following activities...

True to the spirit of its founding motto ("A Time for Action"), WSSI initiated various activities and projects. Based on the input from the IAEE Executive Committee of IDNDR and the WSSI Board of Directors, it was decided early that WSSI will not undertake large, capital intensive projects but will try to achieve steady and visible goals at regional levels in developing countries. The initial emphasis by the WSSI Board was placed in the Asia Pacific region. It was decided that WSSI would initiate and sponsor projects that will:

  • Transfer and share technology
  • Develop professional engineering practice
  • Address crucial research questions that constitute gaps in our knowledge of how structures respond
  • to earthquakes and how these structures can be built to withstand them