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Mark the Calendar Now: Second Annual BSSC Colloquium Takes Place March 8

Monday, December 21, 2015  
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Plan to join the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) to find out about the latest on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures and Project 17, Development of Next-Generation Seismic Maps, when the BSSC presents its Second Annual BSSC Colloquium, “Seismic Design Update 2016: An Interactive Exploration of the 2020 NEHRP Provisions and Project 17 Issues.” The BSSC Colloquium will be held 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT, March 8, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Hotel – Waterfront, in Burlingame, California, located some five miles south of the San Francisco International Airport.

Earn continuing education units (CEUs) while learning the latest about Project 17, as well as issues for the upcoming development of the NEHRP 2020 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. The afternoon session will include a workshop to garner public input on issues for the 2020 NEHRP Provisions.

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 March 8 BSSC 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 the March 10. Stay tuned for registration information.

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