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CUREE is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of earthquake engineering research, education and implementation.
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The Winding Up and Dissolution of CUREE
A persisent lack of funding opportunities has led to the necessity of the winding up and dissolution of the CUREE organization. Strategies for trying to continue the non-profit corporation proved unsuccessful over the past several years, and this 2016 will be the last year of its existence.

Many have received research funding from CUREE over the past 28 years and have contributed to the success of multi-year programs such as CUREE-Kajima Joint Research, the SAC Steel Project, and the CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project. Public education projects such as the permanent outdoor exhibition at the Golden Gate Bridge explaining engineering have also made a mark. But given the continuing funding shortages for university-based earthquake engineering research, it is time for the organization to conclude its operations.

Until the end of the year, all of CUREE publications are available at this website for free download. Please take advantage of this opportunity while it lasts. The online NISEE-PEER library at ( will also provide long-term access to many of these publications.

UPDATE: CUREE has officially closed. Please direct any further inquires to:

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A digital archive of the CUREE publications is being made available for FREE download. The archive includes publications from the CUREE-Caltech Woodframe, CUREE-Kajima Joint Research Venture, the NEES Nonstructural Project, and much more.

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Recently added:

Proceedings of the CUREe Symposium in Honor of George Housner

Proceedings of the Invitational Workshop on Seismic Testing, Analysis and Design of Woodframe Testing (CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project / W-01)

CUREE-Kajima (Phase III) reports including: "Effects of Near-Field Ground Motion on Building Structures"

Investigations of Thirty-Three Loma Prieta Earthquake Strong Motion Recording Sites -
United States / Japan Loma Prieta Earthquake Project (UJLPE)

Also available:

  • NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 11 -
    Design of Steel Buckling-Restrained Systems
    Ryan A. Kersting, Larry A. Fahnestock, and Walterio A. Lopez

    Produced by CUREE (in partnership with ATC) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, t
    his Guide addresses the seismic design of steel BRBFs in typical building applications within regions of moderate to high seismic hazard, corresponding to Seismic Design Categories (SDC) C through F as defined in ASCE 7.

    Because current standards address and allow only the use of BRBFs in all-steel frames, composite applications are not addressed in this Guide, but many of the same topics and considerations are applicable
    . [more]

    [View the complete list of NIST Technical Briefs]

  • Free downloadable version of the CUREE multi-volume papers on the Northridge Earthquake - a compendium of research on the January 17, 1994 Northridge, California Earthquake.

    In recognition of the twentieth anniversary of this devastating earthquake, this special 4 volume set containing over 160 papers, including 19 commissioned overview papers summarizing research and implementation aspects, on Earth Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences and Emergency Management topics is now available for a download. [more]

On this day in history, the April 20, 1989 Khani, U.S.S.R. Earthquake occurred.

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