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—The 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions Attend this upcoming colloquium and find out about the key outcomes, major updates and future research needs from the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures update process.

2/11/2015
When: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Where: Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport - Waterfront
150 Anza Boulevard
Burlingame, California 
United States
Presenter: Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC)
Contact: Philip Schneider
202-289-7800


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Attend this upcoming colloquium and find out about the key outcomes, major updates and future research needs from the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures update process. The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will present "Seismic Design Technology for New Buildings—The 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions,” on February 11, 2015, in Burlingame, California.

Under the sponsorship of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), BSSC administers an ongoing consensus-based process of updating and maintaining the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. The NEHRP Recommended Provisions and its Commentary embody the state-of-knowledge criteria for design and construction of new buildings subject to earthquake hazards. The new knowledge and technologies contained in this resource document are diffused into the model building codes developed by the International Code Council (ICC) and several national standards, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) ASCE/SEI-7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

The BSSC Colloquium program will include presentations on the development of the 2015 Provisions and major changes from the previous Provisions, as well as explain new technologies, why changes occurred, how they will affect structures to be built and future research issues.

 

8:30 – 8:40 am

Introduction
Jim Sealy, Jim Sealy Architect, and Chairman of the BSSC Board of Direction

 

8:40 – 8:50 am

Message from FEMA
Mai Tong, Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

8:50 – 9:20 am

Introduction to the 2015 NEHRP Provisions
David Bonneville, Degenkolb Engineers, and Chairman of the Provisions Update Committee

 

9:20 – 9:50 am

Intent of the Provisions and Performance Measurement
Jim Harris, Structural Engineers Association of Colorado

 

9:50 –10:20 am

New USGS Hazard Maps and the NEHRP Design Maps
Nico Luco, U.S. Geological Survey

 

10:20 – 10:35 am

Break

 

10:35 – 11:05 am

New Site Soil Factors
C. B. Crouse, URS Corporation

 

11:05 – 11:35 am

Site Specific Design Requirements and Parameters
Charles Kircher, Charles Kircher & Associates

 

11:35 am – 12:05 pm

Seismic Qualification of New Systems and Components Based on FEMA P-695 and P-795 Methodologies
Ron Hamburger, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger

 

12:05 – 1:20 pm

Awards Luncheon

 

1:20 – 1:50 pm

Diaphragm Design
S.K. Ghosh, S.K. Ghosh Associates

 

1:50 – 2:20 pm

Rigid Wall/Flexible Diaphragms
Dominic Kelly, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger

 

2:20 – 2:50 pm

Response History Analysis (Chapter 16)
Curt Haselton, Department of Civil Engineering, California State University, Chico

 

2:50 – 3:10 pm

Base Isolation (Chapter 17) & Damping Systems (Chapter 18)
Martin Button, Button Engineering  

3:10 – 3:25 pm

Break

 

3:25 – 3:45 pm

Soil-Structure Interaction (SSI) (Chapter 19)
Robert Pekelnicky, Degenkolb Engineers

 

3:45 – 4:05 pm

Strength-Based Foundation Design
Martin Johnson, ABS Consulting

 

4:05 – 4:25 pm

Foundations on Liquefiable Sites
Robert Bachman, RE Bachman Consulting Engineers

 

4:25 – 4:45 pm

Modal Response Spectrum Analysis
Jim Malley, Degenkolb Engineers

 

4:45 – 5:05 pm

Simplified Seismic Design for SDC B
John Hooper, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

 

5:05 – 5:45 pm

Discussion

 

5:45 pm

Adjourn
Jim Sealy

 

 

 

The BSSC Colloquium will be held on Wednesday, February 11, from 8:30 am to 5:45 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Burlingame. The BSSC will produce digital proceedings of the Symposium in digital file to be made available on the BSSC website. Registration for interested members of the structural engineering practitioners’ community will be available in the near future. Learn more about the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures

The Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) is an independent, voluntary membership body representing a wide variety of building community interests related to seismic safety. Its fundamental purpose is to enhance public safety by providing a national forum that fosters improved seismic safety provisions for use by the building community in the planning, design, construction, regulation, and utilization of buildings. Learn more about the BSSC.

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