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Next BSSC Webinar to Focus on 2015 NEHRP Design Examples

Wednesday, May 25, 2016  
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Robert G. Pekelnicky, PEThe National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host a free webinar, “2015 NEHRP Design Examples,” Tuesday, June 28, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET.

The third in a series of webinars sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that highlight the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program’s (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, this webinar will provide an overview of the NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design Examples, which illustrate and explain the applications of the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions; ASCE 7-16: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures; and the material design standards referenced in both documents.

Robert G. Pekelnicky, PE, a principal of Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco, member of the BSSC Provisions Update Committee and chair of Project 17’s Acceptable Risk Work Group, will give the presentation. Pekelnicky specializes in making community and business infrastructure resilient against earthquakes, explosions and other hazards. He has applied his multi-hazard mitigation knowledge to various projects for government, high-technology and healthcare clients. His career has focused on taking new, innovative structural engineering concepts from research and applying them to practice to better meet clients' needs. 

EARN AND LEARN

Attendees are eligible to earn one health/safety/welfare (HSW) learning unit (LU) professional development hour (pdh) for the webinar. People are encouraged to watch the webinar together as a group or a firm, but all viewers must sign up individually to receive learning unit verifications.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Sign up now to attend the free “Design Examples” webinar on June 28. Space is limited, so don’t wait. Register today!

Missed the first two webinars in the series?

Presentations from the first webinar, “Site Factors,” by CB Crouse, PhD, PE, and Nico Luco, PhD, on March 22, and the second webinar, “Chapter 16, Nonlinear Response-History Analysis for the Design of New Buildings,” by Curt B. Haselton, PhD, PE, on April 28, are available on the BSSC website. View the presentations.


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