BSSC Symposium: The 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures
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 Export to Your Calendar 6/24/2020
When: June 24, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: Grand Hyatt at SFO
55 South McDonnell Road
San Franciso, California  94128
United States


Online registration is available until: 6/19/2020
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The 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures are nearing completion. Developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) Provisions Update Committee (PUC) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the 2020 NEHRP Provisions help translate new knowledge and recent research results for improving national standards and codes. The Provisions are a state-of-art resource and reference document for design professionals and standard and code-development organizations.

The symposium will present recommended changes to ASCE/SEI 7-16 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. These changes may significantly impact future seismic design of buildings. The symposium also will present a report on the PUC identified unresolved issues and recommended future topics and research needs.

Most of the recommended changes in the Provisions are expected to be accepted by ASCE/SEI 7-22. The standard will be adopted by reference in the 2024 International Building Code.

  • Learn the most important code change proposals regarding future seismic design requirements for buildings
  • Network with BSSC Provisions Update Committee (PUC) and colleagues
  • Provide input to help improve future seismic design and research
  • Earn 6.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

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