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2017 BSSC Webinars/On-Demand Courses

The popular series of 2017 webinars presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) is now available online. These courses cover some of the latest changes on seismic design and analysis. The courses highlight the 2015 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, which was adopted by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) ASCE/SEI-7-16 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

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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
Peter SomersDesign of Reinforced Concrete Structures Using the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions was presented by Peter Somers. It provided 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. Take this course.

 

March 17, 2017
SK GoshSeismic Design of Precast Concrete Structures was presented by SK Ghosh. This seminar introduced attendees to the alternative seismic design force level and the precast concrete design methodology. Introduction. Download the Presentation. Take this course.

 

 

April 21, 2017
Rafael SabelliDesign of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Steel-Framed Buildings was presented by Rafael Sabelli. This webinar provided 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. Take this course.

 

June 2, 2017
Bob PekelnickySeismic Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures was presented by Bob Pekelnicky. This presentation addressed one particular type of composite steel and concrete lateral force resisting system, the Composite Partially Restrained Moment Frame (C-PRMF). Find out more. Download: Introduction, Presentation. Take the course.

 


July 7, 2017
Kelly CobeenDesign of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Wood Light-Frame Buildings was presented by Kelly Cobeen. This webinar provided 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. Find out more. Download presentation. Take the course.

 

July 28, 2017
Charlie KircherNew Site-Specific Ground Motion Requirements of ASCE 7-16 was presented by Dr. Charles A. Kircher. This presentation covered how the new site-specific design requirements were developed to address an identified shortcoming in the method for buildings on softer sites. Find out more. Download presentation. Take the course.

 

 

August 25, 2017
David SommerSeismic Design of Masonry with the 2015 NEHRP Provisions was presented by David Sommer. This presentation addressed 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. Find out more. Download the presentation. Take the course.

 

 

2016 and 2015 BSSC Webinars

BSSC Sessions/Programs/Workshops

April 11, 2017
Project 17 Invitational Workshop on Seismic Hazard Mapping
Burlingame, California
Announcement | Agenda | Technical Background | Proceedings

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. Find out more.

BSSC Colloquiums

2016 Colloquium
2015 Colloquium

Other Events

September 13-15, 2017
SEAOC 2017 Convention
San Diego, California

October 11-15, 2017
2017 NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit
Washington, D.C.

June 25-29, 2018
11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Los Angeles, California

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