Your opportunity to improve your knowledge of the
latest building practices for designing for earthquakes happens in just one
week. Register now to
attend the one-day short course, "Earthquake Engineering Techniques:
From the NEHRP Provisions to Building Seismic Design,” on
Friday, August 16, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the
American Society of Civil Engineers Bechtel Conference Center in Reston, Va.
Presented by the National Institute of Building
Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), this course will provide
structural engineers, design professionals, building officials, academics and
students who attend with practical information on the important elements of the
current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake
Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions and ASCE 7.
Students who complete the course will qualify for 7.0 Professional
Development Units (PDUs).
The course instructors are: Finley A. Charney,
PhD, PE, Professor, Virginia Tech; Roberto Leon, PhD, PE, Professor, Virginia
Tech; Sanj Malushte, PhD, PE, Senior Principal, Bechtel Power Co., Frederick,
Md.; and J.G. (Greg) Soules PE, SE, P.Eng, SECB, F.ASCE, F.SEI, Principal
Civil/Structural Engineer, CB&I, Houston, Texas. These experts will cover
topics on: the NEHRP Provisions and ASCE 7; introduction to earthquake
engineering; earthquake ground motions; structural analysis; structural steel;
reinforced concrete; composite structures; nonstructural components; and
The course package includes a student manual,
FEMA P-751 CD, FEMA P-752 CD and an educational software CD, including NONLIN
Registration is $395 ($325 for
members of the National Institute of Building Sciences and students). This short
course is co-sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI).
Find out more. Get registered