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Time’s Running Out: Earthquake Engineering Techniques Course Just One Week Away

Thursday, August 8, 2013  
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Your opportunity to improve your knowledge of the latest building practices for designing for earthquakes happens in just one week. Register now 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., at the American Society of Civil Engineers Bechtel Conference Center in Reston, Va.

Presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), this course will provide structural engineers, design professionals, building officials, academics and students who attend with practical information on the important elements of the current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions and ASCE 7. Students who complete the course will qualify for 7.0 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

The course instructors are: 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 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.

Registration is $395 ($325 for members of the National Institute of Building Sciences and students). This short course is co-sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI).

Find out more. Get registered today!

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