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Last Day to Register: BSSC Second Annual Colloquium on NEHRP Provisions, Project 17

Friday, March 4, 2016  
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Last Day to Register:
BSSC Second Annual Colloquium on NEHRP Provisions, Project 17

Online Registration Ends at Midnight

This is the last day to register to attend a one-day event focused specifically on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2020 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures, and Project 17, Development of Next-Generation Seismic Design Maps, from the organization responsible for developing the Provisions for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host the second annual BSSC Colloquium on “Seismic Design Update 2016: An Interactive Exploration of the 2020 NEHRP Provisions and Project 17 Issues,” Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport – Waterfront in Burlingame, California. Registration ends tonight at 11:59 pm ET.

The BSSC Colloquium offers architects and engineers a streamlined opportunity to understand the changes in the 2015 Provisions, why they occurred and how they will affect design and construction going forward, as well as the latest developments in Project 17.

The BSSC Colloquium will run from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm, and includes lunch. The schedule includes technical sessions covering the following topics:

· Introduction to NEHRP, Design and Analysis

· Geotechnical/Ground Motion

· Concrete, Masonry and Wood Provisions

· Nonstructural Components

· Nonbuilding Structures

· Uncertainty versus Precision

· Acceptable Risk

· Multi-Period Spectral Parameters

· Deterministic Caps

Subject experts from both the public and private sectors—all active participants in the NEHRP Provisions update process and Project 17—make up this year’s program. See the Colloquium agenda and list of distinguished speakers.

In addition, the Colloquium will feature a two-hour workshop on “Public Input on Issues for the 2020 NEHRP Provisions.” David R. Bonneville, senior principal of Degenkolb Engineers and chair of the Provisions Update Committee (PUC), will facilitate an audience-based, open discussion on topics and issues that should be considered by the PUC in the 2020 Provisions cycle.

Participating architects can earn 6.0 continuing education units (CEUs) from The American Institute of Architects for AIA learning units. For engineers, certificates of participation will be available on request for submission to state licensing agencies.

Registration to attend the BSSC Second Annual Colloquium is $150 for Institute members and $175 for non-members. Online registration closes today. Sign up now.


About the NEHRP Recommended Provisions

Under the sponsorship of FEMA, BSSC administers an ongoing consensus-based process of updating and maintaining the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. The NEHRP Recommended Provisions and its Commentary embody the state-of-knowledge criteria for design and construction of new buildings subject to earthquake hazards. The new knowledge and technologies contained in this resource document are diffused into the model building codes developed by the International Code Council (ICC) and several national standards, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) ASCE/SEI-7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. Learn more about the 2015 NEHRP Provisions.

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