Civil Engineering Seminar at UPH, Wednesday, 22 February 2012
“New Zealand’s Engineers approach to latest Canterbury Earthquake”
by Mr. Jitendra K. Bothara1 and Sugeng Wijanto2, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Synopsis of Seminar :
Two major earthquakes and thousands of lessor one have occurred near Christchurch causing human and property loss despite the decades of development in earthquake engineering, planning and preparedness in New Zealand. Does this mean that earthquake safety is beyond human reach? Of course not! The suffering and losses caused by the earthquakes have strengthened the New Zealanders and they have being taken as a challenge to develop further to reduce future earthquake suffering and losses.
The issue is: what can Indonesia learn from New Zealand experience ?
About the Main Speaker:
Mr. Bothara is a Senior Seismic Engineer with Beca Carter Hollings and Ferner Ltd. in Wellington, New Zealand. Jitendra holds a Masters’ Degree from New Zealand and Bachelors’ Degree from Nepal. The last 21 years, after his Bachelors, has taken Jitendra’s career from structural engineering to social engineering and then to seismic engineering. He is an ardent believer in identifying strong linkages between social and seismic engineering to help implement seismic protection.
Jitendra has extensively worked on disaster management, disaster preparedness planning and developing the seismic construction capacity of local building stakeholders, policy and social intervention and earthquake design and construction in many developing countries. He has worked after many earthquakes as part of learning from earthquake mission, post-earthquake assessment teams and led reconstruction teams. He is currently working NZ government funded capacity building of local governments in disaster risk mitigation planning in Indonesia. He is presently leading a team of engineers for seismic assessment of buildings in Wellington, New Zealand. The project plans to assess around 4000 buildings. Presently he spends most of his time working on assessment and strengthening of building structures, seismic hazard assessment at Beca.
Jitendra was one of the team members which developed National Building Code of Nepal. He has reviewed a number of standards related with seismic design and assessment. Jitendra has authored many papers in the areas of earthquake engineering and protection. He is a member of several professional organizations and has served as a reviewer for a number of international journals in structural and earthquake engineering disciplines.
Jitendra is also on the Board of Editors for World Housing Encyclopaedia, and is a management committee member of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering. He was a Co-chairman of Earthquake Engineering New Zealand Cluster and chaired an international committee that developed a tutorial on stone masonry construction.
Catatan penulis berkaitan dengan seminar ini:
Seminar ini diselenggarakan oleh Jurusan Teknik Sipil UPH sebagai respon dari Bapak Sugeng Wijanto yang berkenan mengundang Mr. Jitendra K. Bothara, seorang pakar gempa dari New Zealand untuk mampir berbagi ilmu dengan civitas akademik di UPH. Oleh karena materi yang diberikan dianggap juga menarik dan tentunya akan sangat berguna untuk dipelajari oleh insinyur-insinyur teknik sipil Indonesia pada umumnya maka sekaligus dijadikan seminar terbuka.
Seminar akan diadakan di Kampus UPH, Lippo Karawaci, di Gedung D, lantai 5 di ruang D501. Tempat dahulu pernah diadakan seminar international EACEF.
Dengan tujuan agar kita semua dapat belajar dari pengalaman seorang ahli gempa New Zealand, dan karena itu dimungkinkan karena ahli yang ada berkenan mampir di Kampus Karawaci, maka kalaupun ada biayanya maka itu adalah sekedar pengganti foto copy dan makanan, yaitu :
- Rp 100.000,- bagi profesional dan praktisi
- Rp 50.000,0 bagi mahasiswa dengan copy Kartu Mahasiswa yang berlaku.
Biaya pengganti foto copy dan makanan dapat ditransfer melalui bank :
A/n: Jack Widjajakusuma
No rek.: 678-01-06713-18-3
Bank Bank CIMB Niaga
Apabila mentransfer, mohon mencantumkan nama peserta dan organisasi/universitas asal pada kolom berita transfer, lalu bukti transfer di-email ke alamat email firstname.lastname@example.org untuk diverifikasi. Paling lambat pendaftaran adalah 17 Februari 2012.
Catatan : diberikan sertifikat mengikuti seminar
Schedule seminar :
08.30 – 09.15 : Registration
09.15 – 09.30 : Opening speech from Dr.-Ing. Jack Widjajakusuma, Head of Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Design and Planning, University of Pelita Harapan
09.30 – 10.15 : “Lessons Learned from the 2010 Canterbury Earthquake and Aftershocks, New Zealand”, by Sugeng Wijanto, Ph.D., P.Eng., President Director PT Gistama Intisemesta, Jakarta
10.15 – 10.30 : Question and Answer Session
10.30 – 11.45 : “Earthquake Disasters: Safety beyond Human Reach ?” or “Reducing Seismic Risk: A New Zealand Approach”, Mr. Jitendra K. Bothara, a Senior Seismic Engineer with Beca Carter Hollings and Ferner Ltd. In Wellington, New Zealand, also Co-chairman of Earthquake Engineering New Zealand Cluster
11.45 – 12.00 : Question and Answer Session