Workshops
Selected Publications
Publications and Workshops
  • GCI Scientific Program Reports – Planning and Engineering Guidelines for the
    Seismic Retrofitting of Historic Adobe Structures, 210 pages. E. Leroy Tolles, Edna
    E. Kimbro, and William S. Ginell. The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles
    California. 2003

  • GCI Scientific Program Reports – Seismic Stabilization of Historic Structures, Final
    Report of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project, 158 pages. E. Leroy Tolles, Edna E.
    Kimbro, Frederick A. Webster, and William S. Ginell. The Getty Conservation
    Institute Los Angeles California. 2000

  • GSAP: Getty Conservation Institute Guidelines for Seismic Retrofitting of Adobe
    Project–Report on Third Year Activities, E. Leroy Tolles, Edna E. Kimbro, Charles
    C. Thiel, Frederick A. Webster, and William S. Ginell. Proceedings of the Getty
    Conservation Institute, Marina del Rey, California. 1998

  • GSAP: Survey of Damage to Historic Adobe Buildings After the January 1994
    Northridge Earthquake, 160 pages. E. Leroy Tolles, Frederick A. Webster,
    Anthony Crosby, and Edna E. Kimbro. Getty Conservation Institute Program
    Report, Los Angeles, California. 1996

  • GSAP: Getty Conservation Institute Guidelines for Seismic Retrofitting of Adobe
    Project–Report on Second Year Activities, E. Leroy Tolles, Edna E. Kimbro,    
    Charles C.Thiel, Frederick A. Webster, and William S. Ginell. Proceedings of the
    Getty Conservation Institute, Marina del Rey, California. October 1993

  • GSAP: Getty Conservation Institute Guidelines for Seismic Strengthening of Adobe
    Project – Report on First Year Activities, Charles C. Thiel, E. Leroy Tolles, Edna E.
    Kimbro, Frederick A. Webster and William S. Ginell. Proceedings of the Getty
    Conservation Institute, Marina del Rey, California. October, 1991

  • Additional publications can be found here.

  • Related videos can be found here.
  • “Overview of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project,” E. Leroy Tolles, Principal
    conference organizer, Proceedings of the Conference on the Seismic Retrofit of
    Historic Adobe Buildings. Presentations by 10 of the leading architects and
    engineers in the field of seismic retrofits of historic adobe buildings. J. Paul Getty
    Museum, Malibu, California. March 10, 1995

  • “Advances in the Seismic Retrofitting of Adobe Buildings,” E. Leroy Tolles,
    Charles C. Thiel, Frederick A. Webster and William S. Ginell. Proceedings of the
    Fifth National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Chicago, Illinois. July 1994

  • “Seismic Retrofitting of Historic Adobes,” E. Leroy Tolles, Proceedings of the
    Seventh International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen
    Architecture, Terra 93, Silves, Portugal. October 1993

  • “A Framework for Understanding the Seismic Performance of Adobe,” E. Leroy
    Tolles, et al., Proceedings of the Seismic Retrofit of Historic Buildings Conference,
    sponsored by the United States National Park Service, San Francisco, USA.
    November 1992

  • “Seismic Studies on Small-Scale Models of Adobe Houses, Report No. 91,” E.
    Leroy Tolles and Helmut Krawinkler. John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering
    Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California. October 1990

  • “Seismic Testing on Small Scale Models of Adobe Houses, Vol. VIII,” E. Leroy
    Tolles and Helmut Krawinkler, Ninth World Conference on Earthquake
    Engineering. Tokyo- Kyoto, Japan. 1988

  • “Performance Evaluation of Adobe Houses Through Small Scale Model Tests on a
    Shake Table,” E. Leroy Tolles and Helmut Krawinkler, Middle East and
    Mediterranean Regional Conference on Earthen and Low-Strength
    MasonryBuildings in Seismic Areas. Middle East Technical University, Ankara,
    Turkey. September 1986

  • “Small-Scale Model Testing of Adobe Houses,” E. Leroy Tolles and Helmut           
    Krawinkler, Tenth CIB Congress. Washington, D.C. October 1986

  • “Shake Table Studies of Masonry and Adobe Houses,” Helmut Krawinkler and E.
    Leroy Tolles, CIB International Conference on Natural Hazards Mitigation. New
    Delhi, India. October 1984
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