The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED) was founded in 1969 to promote the study and practice of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, including blast, impact and other vibration problems. It also supports study of societal and economic ramifications of major earthquakes.
It is the British branch of both the International Association (IAEE) and the European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE). It is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), and is sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Geological Society.
SECED has organised conferences and lectures (see below). It hosted a 2002 European conference on earthquake engineering in London, and in July 2015 hosted a two-day conference at Homerton College, Cambridge titled Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World. It also organises regular meetings and has published a newsletter since 1987.
It organises the biennial Mallet–Milne Lecture, named after Robert Mallet and John Milne, regarded as the founding fathers of engineering seismology. The inaugural lecture was given at the ICE in London on 27 May 1987.
|1||1987||Professor Nicholas Ambraseys||Engineering Seismology ||Imperial College|
|2||1989||Professor George W. Housner||Coping With Natural Disasters ||California Institute of Technology|
|3||1991||Professor Geoffrey Warburton||Reduction of Vibrations ||University of Nottingham|
|4||1993||Professor Thomas Paulay||Simplicity and Confidence in Seismic Design||University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|5||1995||Professor Bruce Bolt||From Earthquake Acceleration to Seismic Displacement||University of California, Berkeley|
|6||1997||Professor Roy Severn||Structural Response Prediction Using Experimental Data||University of Bristol|
|7||1999||Professor Cinna Lomnitz||The Road to Total Earthquake Safety||National Autonomous University of Mexico|
|8||2001||Dr James A. Jackson||Living with Earthquakes: Know Your Faults||University of Cambridge|
|9||2003||Professor Nigel Priestley||Revisiting Myths and Fallacies in Earthquake Engineering||University of California, San Diego & Rose School, Italy|
|10||2005||W.D Liam Finn||A Study of Piles during Earthquakes: Issues of Design and Analysis||Kagawa University & University of British Columbia|
|11||2007||Professor Robin Spence||Saving Lives in Earthquakes: Successes and Failures in Seismic Protection from 1960||University of Cambridge|
|12||2009||Dr. Roger Bilham||The Seismic Future of Cities||University of Colorado, Boulder|
|13||2011||Lloyd Cluff||The Practice of Earthquake Geology: Career-Changing Events and Life Stories||Pacific Gas and Electric Company, California|
|14||2013||Roger Musson||A History of British Seismology||British Geological Survey|
|15||2015||Professor Sudhir K. Jain||Earthquake Safety in India: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities||Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar|
|16||2017||Edmund Booth||Dealing with Earthquakes: Earthquake engineering as if people mattered ||Edmund Booth Associates|
- "Home". SECED. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- "Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED)". Prevention Web. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- "SECED 2015 Conference". Jill Rogers Associates. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol.77, No.2, pp.688-689, April 1987. Archive copy
- "Nicholas Neocles Ambraseys 1929–2012". Journal of Earthquake Engineering. 17 (3): 301–303. 2013. doi:10.1080/13632469.2013.772011.
- Campbell, Andy (May 2016). "The fifteenth Mallet–Milne lecture". Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. 14 (5): 1333–1336. doi:10.1007/s10518-016-9869-8.
- "The sixteenth Mallet-Milne lecture - Dealing with Earthquakes: Earthquake engineering as if people mattered, London". Institution of Civil Engineers. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.