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BSSC Second Annual Colloquium on Seismic Design Update
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The BSSC Colloquium on “Seismic Design Update 2016: An Interactive Exploration of the 2020 NEHRP Provisions and Project 17 Issues offers architects and engineers a streamlined opportunity to grasp the changes in the 2015 Provisions: why they occurred and how they will affect design and construction going forward, as well as the latest developments in Project 17.

3/8/2016
When: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport - Waterfront
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, California  94010
United States
Contact: Stephanie Stubbs
202-289-7800


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Onsite registration will be available on March 8, 2016.

Join the members of the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) when they host  the second annual BSSC Colloquium on “Seismic Design Update 2016: An Interactive Exploration of the 2020 NEHRP Provisions and Project 17 Issues,” Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport – Waterfront in Burlingame, California. Earn continuing education units (CEUs) while learning the latest about what is intended for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2020 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures, and for Project 17, Development of Next-Generation Seismic Design Maps.

The BSSC Colloquium also will offer architects and engineers a streamlined opportunity to grasp the changes in the 2015 Provisions, why they occurred and how they will affect design and construction going forward, as well as the latest developments in Project 17.

Covered topics will include:                          

  • Introduction to NEHRP, Design and Analysis                     
  • Geotechnical/Ground Motion                        
  • Concrete, Masonry,  and Wood  Provisions                                                              
  • Nonstructural Components                            
  • Nonbuilding Structures    
  • Uncertainty versus Precision                                
  • Acceptable Risk                                                                                 
  • Multi-Period Spectral Parameters                                                                  
  • Deterministic Caps     

See the full agenda and list of distinguished speakers.

This year’s Colloquium also will feature a two-hour workshop on “Public Input on Issues for The 2020 NEHRP Provisions.”  David R. Bonneville, senior principal of Degenkolb Engineers and chair of the Provisions Update Committee (PUC), will facilitate an audience-based, open discussion on topics and issues that should be considered by the Provisions Update Committee in the 2020 Provisions cycle.

Subject experts from both the public and private sectors—all active participants in the NEHRP Provisions update process and Project 17—will make up this year’s program.

The course will offer 6.0 continuing education units (CEUs) (approval is pending from The American Institute of Architects for AIA learning units). The BSSC Colloquium will run from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm, and includes lunch. The March 8 Colloquium will be preceded by the BSSC Annual Meeting in the morning and followed by a Provisions Update Committee (PUC) meeting on March 9, and a Project 17 Committee meeting on March 10.

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