Report on
 the second (1978) Microzonation Conference

  • R. J. Bentley Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand


The writer attended the second Microzonation Conference at San Francisco in December, 1978. The Conference lasted five days and papers were
delivered on a wide variety of subjects. Discussion here is limited to topics where new developments appear to the writer to be of general interest, These notes therefore hardly constitute a review of the conference, but they may assist earthquake engineers not directly involved in engineering seismology or in microzoning studies to keep aware of current developments.

Papers are referred to by page number and a list of proceedings is appended. The proceedings (in three Volumes) will shortly be available from the Ministry of Works and Development and University libraries. Copies can also be obtained from the Conference Organiser: Professor Mehmet A. Sherif at the University of Washington, Seattle.


Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microzonation for Safer Construction - Research and Application, San Francisco 1978.

Tentative Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for Buildings. Prepared by Applied Technology Council for the (US) National Science Foundation and the National Bureau of Standards 1978.

How to Cite
Bentley, R. J. (1979). Report on
 the second (1978) Microzonation Conference. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 12(1), 72-78.
Technical Notes