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Earthquake Engineering Techniques Short Course Coming Soon: Your Chance to Improve Your Skills

Thursday, August 1, 2013  
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In just two weeks, leading experts will deliver a short course on the important elements of the current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions and ASCE 7.

Make plans to attend the one-day short course, "Earthquake Engineering Techniques: From the NEHRP Provisions to Building Seismic Design” on Friday, August 16, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Reston, Va. The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will present an educational program on the latest building practices for designing for earthquakes. Structural engineers, design professionals, building officials, academics and students who attend will get practical information and qualify for 7.0 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to the NEHRP Provisions and ASCE 7
  • Introduction to Earthquake Engineering
  • Earthquake Ground Motions
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Steel
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Composite Structures
  • Nonstructural Components
  • Nonbuilding Structures

Course instructors include: Finley A. Charney, PhD, PE, Professor, Virginia Tech; Roberto Leon, PhD, PE, Professor, Virginia Tech; Sanj Malushte, PhD, PE, Senior Principal, Bechtel Power Co., Frederick, Md.; and J.G. (Greg) Soules PE, SE, P.Eng, SECB, F.ASCE, F.SEI, Principal Civil/Structural Engineer, CB&I, Houston, Texas. These experts will deliver the course at the American Society of Civil Engineers Bechtel Conference Center in Reston, Va., and cover topics on: the NEHRP Provisions and ASCE 7; introduction to earthquake engineering; earthquake ground motions; structural analysis; structural steel; reinforced concrete; composite structures; nonstructural components; and nonbuilding structures.

The course package includes a student manual, FEMA P-751 CD, FEMA P-752 CD, and an educational software CD including NONLIN and EQ-Tools.


Register Now!

Time’s running out to register. Reserve your seat today for $395 ($325 for students and members of the National Institute of Building Sciences).

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



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