University of California, Los Angeles
January 31 – February 4, 2022

Lifelines 2021 Conference

ASCE Resiliance

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

400 Abstracts Accepted

Update: July 2021

Conference Dates Moved Up to February 1-3, 2022

The Lifelines 2021-2022 conference has been moved earlier by one week to avoid conflicting with the revised scheduling of the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl in Los Angeles. Due to extreme compression within the LA market from the Super Bowl and pre-game events now taking place during the same week as the originally planned conference (February 7 to 11, 2022) we have changed dates to help the attendees with their costs, accommodation options and air travel planning. The conference timetable is now:  

  • January 31, 2022: Pre-conference workshops 
  • February 1-3, 2022: Main Conference Program 
  • February 4, 2022: Post-conference workshops and tours  

Based on UCLA guidelines in effect as of June 15, 2021, informed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, we anticipate the in-person conference program will proceed, and we look forward to welcoming you to UCLA and Los Angeles. Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated in advance of the event. The conference registration page on this web site will be activated this summer (2021). More information will be provided as details come available

Transportation Sector Panel Webinar

June 10, 2021 12PM to 1PM Pacific Time

As part of the Lifelines 2021-22 conference event series, the ASCE Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch is organizing an online panel discussion focusing on the Transportation Sector to address how these systems are incorporating hazard resilience into their planning, design, and operations. This effort includes the challenges faced and overcome by transportation systems following the 1971 San Fernando Earthquake. The main themes of discussion will be lessons learned and implemented since the 1971 earthquake and other hazard events over the past 50 years, and the plans and policies to make the transportation sector lifeline systems with their multi-modal interactions more resilient to hazards from future events. We are inviting managers from Caltrans, LA METRO, Port of Long Beach, and High-Speed Rail to be members of the panel discussion. During the session, the moderators will ask questions to panel members and allow time for response. The questions will be pre-defined by the moderators and taken from the audience. The event will be held virtually on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. 

San Fernando Earthquake Conference – 50 Years of Lifeline Engineering

Understanding, Improving, & Operationalizing Hazard Resilience for Lifelines

University of California, Los Angeles, California USA
January 31 – Feburary 4, 2022

The February 9, 1971 San Fernando California Earthquake was a devastating yet seminal event which, for the first time, demonstrated the seismic threat to lifelines that fundamentally support our modern livelihoods. The knowledge gained from this event initiated the study of lifeline systems worldwide, including water, wastewater, electric power, gas and liquid fuels, communications, transportation, and solid waste management systems.

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Special Guest Speakers

Masanori HamadaMasanori Hamada
Professor Emeritus — Waseda University
Chairman  — Asian Disaster Reduction Center

JenningsPaul C. Jennings
Professor of Civil Engineering and
Applied Mechanics, Emeritus

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena


O'RourkeT.D. O’Rourke
Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering
Cornell University

Conference Organizers

Collaborating Partners

ASCE Los Angeles
ASCE Los Angeles

Supporting Organizations


Platinum Sponsors

American Logo

Gold Sponsors

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Logo

Silver Sponsors

JFE Logo
Lettis Consultants International, Inc. Logo
Structural Technologies

Bronze Sponsors

Coffee Break Sponsors