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Tuesday, April 12, 2016  
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Get the Latest Research on Nonlinear Response-History Analysis and Earn One Learning Unit

Curt B. Haselton, PhD, PEBe there for this free one-hour webinar presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) on Thursday, April 28, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET. You’ll hear from Curt B. Haselton, PhD, PE, professor of civil engineering at California State University, Chico. Dr. Haselton will present his research on “Chapter 16, Nonlinear Response-History Analysis for the Design of New Buildings.”

Co-founder of Haselton Baker Risk Group and the Seismic Performance Prediction Program (SP3), Haselton’s research is in the area of performance-based earthquake engineering, with focuses on building code development, collapse safety assessment, ground motion selection and scaling, damage and loss estimation, and the treatment of uncertainties. He recently served as chair of the BSSC team that is rewriting Chapter 16 of ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

This webinar will provide an overview of efforts to fully rewrite Chapter 16 for ASCE 7-16, entitled “Seismic Response-History Procedures.” Chapter 16 specifies the response-history analysis design procedures, including ground motion requirements, structural modeling requirements and acceptance criteria. The webinar will cover each aspect of the new design procedure, along with the associated background regarding the basis for each requirement.

Architects who complete the webinar will be eligible to receive one health, safety and welfare (HSW) learning unit (LU) from the American Institute of Architects. Engineers are eligible to receive one professional development hour (PDH). Sign up now to attend the free “Nonlinear Response-History Analysis” webinar on April 28. Space is limited, so don’t wait. Register today.

This is the second webinar in the BSSC’s 2016 monthly series sponsored by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The presentations from the March 22 webinar, “Site Factors,” presented by CB Crouse, PhD, PE, and Nico Luco, PhD, are now available on the BSSC website.

Register now.


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