Faculty note: Arendt’s seismic project involvement

Lucy Arendt, Professor of Management in the Cofrin School of Business and Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies, is involved with a federal FEMA-funded project to develop performance-based earthquake design guidelines. Arendt is a member of the project Steering Committee for the Applied Technology Council based in Redwood City, Calif. The ATC is a nonprofit corporation established in 1973 through the efforts of the Structural Engineers Association of California to promote state-of-the-art, user-friendly engineering resources and applications for use in mitigating the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment. The 14-member Steering Committees includes individuals with backgrounds in structural engineering, insurance, real state, municipal government, construction, and industry.