GeoSystems graduate Xavier Vera-Grunauer (CEE PhD ’14) was the lead author of the geoengineering and foundation engineering chapter and the co-author of the seismic hazard chapter of the new Ecuadorian Construction Norm 2015 (NEC-15).
He is also part of the technical committee of the Ecuadorian Construction Norm and Head of Research Engineering Institute of the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Vera-Grunauer was advised by Professor Jonathan Bray and Professor Juan Pestana. His PhD dissertation resulted in important insights for the development of the seismic hazard chapter.
See geotechnical and foundation engineering chapter (in Spanish).
See seismic hazard chapter (in Spanish).