Office of Research

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)


The mission of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is to develop, validate, and disseminate performance-based seismic design technologies for buildings and infrastructure to meet the diverse economic and safety needs of owners and society. PEER's research defines appropriate performance targets, and develops engineering tools and criteria that can be used by practicing professionals to achieve those targets, such as safety, cost, and post-earthquake functionality.

Funding Information:

National Science Foundation 1996-2006.
State of California.
Industry, PG&E.

Reporting Structure:

Matt O'Donnell, Dean, College of Engineering, UW. Dean, College of Engineering, Berkeley.

Related UW Entities:

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance,
College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science

External Partners:

UC Berkeley
Caltech Institute of Technology
Stanford University
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC San Diego

Center Details

Directors: Eberhard, Marc (UW)
Mahin, Stephen (Berkeley)
Location: Davis Hall, UW.
UC Berkeley.
Year Started: 1996
Administrator / Program Manager: Wright, Darlene, UC Berkeley
Administering College/School: College of Engineering 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Faculty Involvement: 10