Dr. James E Beavers will be the Technical Society of Knoxville zoom meeting speaker on August 10, 2020. The title of his presentation will be: “November 30, 1973, Knoxville Area Earthquake and Future Earthquakes.”
Jim Beavers is an internationally recognized authority on earthquakes and earthquake resistant structures. He gave the Technical Society an excellent program on structures subjected to earthquakes in June 2017. The description of his 2017 talk included “Seismic activity is more common in east Tennessee than most of us realize and anyone interested in our safety and building ( public and private) integrity is invited to attend. “
James Earl Beavers currently works at James E Beavers Consultants and has been a university professor, private consultant, corporate manager, author, and editor during his 50 year career. He is currently writing the book: Earthquakes and Earthquake Engineering – the central and eastern United States. His current research is vulnerability of countries and their people to earthquakes. The current aspects of that research is with Professor John Nichols at Texas A&M University on the subject of life losses during earthquakes around the world.