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Earn and Learn at BSSC Second Annual Colloquium on NEHRP Provisions, Project 17

Monday, February 29, 2016  
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Online Registration Closes Friday

Earn 6.0 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 National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will 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.

The BSSC Colloquium offers architects and engineers a streamlined opportunity to understand 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

This year’s Colloquium 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 PUC in the 2020 Provisions cycle. See the Colloquium agenda and list of distinguished speakers.

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. View the full agenda. The course will offer 6.0 CEUs from The American Institute of Architects for AIA learning units. Certificates of participation will be available on request for engineers for submission to state licensing agencies. 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 PUC meeting on March 9, and a Project 17 Committee meeting on March 10.

Registration is $150 for Institute members and $175 for non-members. Online registration closes this Friday, March 4, 2016. Register now.

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