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Thursday, July 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Short Course Early-Bird Rates End July 15, 2013

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) is pleased to present a short course full of educational content. Register to attend "Earthquake Engineering Techniques: From the NEHRP Provisions to Building Seismic Deign” to improve your skills and discover the latest building practices for designing for earthquakes.

In just one day, Friday, August 16, 2013, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, BSSC will provide structural engineers, design professionals, building officials, academics and students an education on important elements of the current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions and ASCE 7.

This course, to be held at the American Society of Civil Engineers Bechtel Conference Center in Reston, Virginia, will include 7 hours of instruction and provide attendees who complete the course with 7.0 Profession Development Units (PDUs).


Course Instructors include:

  • Finley A. Charney, PhD, PE, Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Roberto Leon, PhD, PE, Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Sanj Malushte, PhD, PE, Senior Principal, Bechtel Power Co., Frederick, MD
  • J.G. (Greg) Soules PE, SE, P.Eng, SECB, F.ASCE, F.SEI, Principal Civil/Structural Engineer, CB&I, Houston, TX

Course topics include:

1) Introduction to the NEHRP Provisions and ASCE 7
2) Introduction to Earthquake Engineering
3) Earthquake Ground Motions
4) Structural Analysis
5) Structural Steel
6) Reinforced Concrete
7) Composite Structures
8) Nonstructural Components
9) Nonbuilding Structures

Register Now!

Registration for the BSSC short course "Earthquake Engineering Techniques: From the NEHRP Provisions to Building Seismic Design” is $395 for the general public and $325 for members of the National Institute of Building Sciences and students. All registered attendees will receive a student manual, FEMA P-751 CD, FEMA P-752 CD, and an educational software CD including NONLIN and EQ-Tools.

But don’t wait. Register by July 15 and get $100 off the registration rates. Register Now!

This short course is co-sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI).



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