The expert assessment of regional seismicity and the selection of appropriate site-specific earthquake design parameters are vital components of all large projects located in seismic regions. Knight Piésold recognizes that the primary considerations for every seismic hazard assessment are to fully understand the regional seismicity, tectonics, and ground motion attenuation characteristics. We have extensive experience in providing a full range of seismological services in the following areas:
Knight Piésold is experienced with the use of state-of-the-art seismological software that calculates the probabilistic and deterministic earthquake hazard at a site, and in the application of logic tree methods to account for and quantify the uncertainties inherent with seismic hazard assessment.
We have completed seismic hazard assessments, typically including both probabilistic and deterministic hazard analysis, on numerous mining, power, water resources, and infrastructure projects worldwide.