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2017 BSSC Webinars
The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host, under the sponsorship of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a new 2017 webinar series focused on construction materials addressed in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) publications.
All of the webinars are free and open to the broad disaster community and the public. Topics and presenters are listed below. Additional dates, times and information on how to access to the webinar site will be broadcast in future announcements.
NOTE: The opinions expressed in the webinar presentations are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the BSSC, FEMA or USGS.
January 27, 2017
Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Using the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions will be presented by Peter Somers. It will provide a summary of the design standards, the basic ductile design principals for concrete and the specific seismic design criteria and provisions based on Seismic Design Category. Find out more. Download the Presentation.
March 17, 2017
Seismic Design of Precast Concrete Structures will be presented by SK Ghosh. This seminar will introduce attendees to the alternative seismic design force level and the precast concrete design methodology. Introduction. Download the Presentation.
April 21, 2017
Design of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Steel-Framed Buildings will be presented by Rafael Sabelli. This webinar provides an introduction to design of seismic force-resisting systems in wood steel-framed buildings, intended to complement the design problems in Chapter 9 of the FEMA P-1051 NEHRP Recommended Design Provisions: Design Examples. Find out more. Download presentation. Listen to 58-minute audio recording (available through May 26, 2017).
June 2, 2017
Seismic Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures will be presented by Bob Pekelnicky. This presentation will address one particular type of composite steel and concrete lateral force resisting system, the Composite Partially Restrained Moment Frame (C-PRMF).
June 30, 2017
Design of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Wood Light-Frame Buildings will be presented by Kelly Cobeen. This webinar provides an introduction to design of seismic force-resisting systems in wood light-frame buildings, intended to complement the wood design problems in Chapter 14 of the FEMA P-1051 NEHRP Recommended Design Provisions: Design Examples.
August 25, 2017
Seismic Design of Masonry with the 2015 NEHRP Provisions will be presented by David Sommer. This presentation will address seismic design of masonry using the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures and the referenced 2013 edition of TMS 402/602.
2016 and 2015 BSSC Webinars
BSSC Online Training Courses
Coming soon. BSSC will be featuring a series online training courses through which attendees will be able to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Look for our future news releases on the online training courses. (Subscribe above to receive notices.)
April 11, 2017
Project 17 Invitational Workshop on Seismic Hazard Mapping
Burlingame, California (Register to attend)
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September 14, 2017
SEAOC 2017 Convention: BSSC Session on NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions
San Diego, California
This session will provide an overview of the important topics being considered under 2020 cycle, present several new topics, including the development of the next-generation seismic design value maps, and cover an important code change made in the 2015 cycle. More details coming soon.
September 13-15, 2017
SEAOC 2017 Convention
San Diego, California
October 11-15, 2017
2017 NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit
June 25-29, 2018
11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Los Angeles, California
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