Taylor Devices, Inc.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Hydro Quebec Transénergie
ISAT Seismic Bracing
Johnson Controls, Inc.
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Terra Firm Earthquake Preparedness,
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
Digitexx Data Systems, Inc.
Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP.
MCEER Partner Profiles Insert (PDF 2.12 mb)
MCEER's Strategic Partnerships Network recruits members from multiple sectors of
business industry and government to advance technology development and application.
The program is focused on member wants, needs and desires, while helping MCEER to
advance its own mission. It brings together members of the complete technology
"application chain," i.e., manufacturers, consultants, architects, engineers and
other practitioners, software developers, technology end-users and facility owners in
business, industry and government.
It unites members in Specialty Interest Groups (SIGs) focusing on the technologies that
are studied by MCEER and are of particular strategic interest to each member organization.
SIG members work together as a group and develop initiatives to realize common goals that
also support Center research, outreach, education and technology transfer efforts.
All members of the Strategic Partnerships Network also become members of the Center's Users Advisory Groups, providing them with direct access to
MCEER investigators and research projects.
Thes Strategic Partnerships Network provides opportunities for cross-participation in
collaborative research and demonstration projects enabling partners to widely examine and
assess the reliability of new and emerging technologies. It also provides partners with preferred
access to a variety of research, education and technology transfer opportunities
Recent research results
Experimental facilities and equipment
Professional short courses
Program Offers Unique Features
The Strategic Partnerships Network offers several unique features:
- Three Levels of Membership - Flagship, Premier
and Partner, so members can choose the level of benefits that best suits
- Value-Added Benefits - created with member input to help advance
members strategic interests
- Specialty Interest Groups (SIGS) -enabling members of similar
interests to network with each other and MCEER researchers
- Multi-Sector Participation -including, manufacturers, consultants,
and end users in business, industry and government, to ensure representation of the
complete technology "application chain."
The programs guiding belief is that multi-sector cooperation will lead to greater
awareness, understanding, marketplace acceptance, and use of advanced technologies. It
fosters mutually-beneficial relationships among members and Center researchers and
students, and provides a forum for exchange and collaboration at all levels.
Three Levels of Membership
MCEERs Strategic Partnerships Network features three levels of
All members receive a compliment of Network benefits, with Flagship and Premier
Partners receiving extended privileges. Annual membership fees are:
- Flagship Partners - $10,000
- Premier Partners - $3,500
- Partners - $1,000.
For more information of the array of benefits offered, see the Complete
Listing of Membership Benefits.
Specialty Interest Groups
Specialty Interest Groups (SIGs) focus on development and use of specific advanced
technologies. Groups encourage networking and development of mutually-beneficial
initiatives among researchers, manufacturers, consultants, and end-users. SIGs are forming
in the following technology areas:
- Site Remediation
- Structural Control
- Advanced Systems Analysis
- High-Performance Materials
- Condition Assessment
- Decision Support Systems
To receive a complete membership agreement, print out, complete,
and mail the Strategic Partnerships
Network Application Form. (PDF)
For more information, see the Strategic
Partnerships Network Brochure. (PDF)
If you would like your questions answered directly, contact
Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
University at Buffalo
133A Ketter Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260