UW 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
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