Building Seismic Safety Council Events

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BSSC Events

NOTE: The opinions expressed in the webinar presentations are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the BSSC, FEMA or USGS.

 

2020 BSSC Symposium: The 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures

Symposium program and registration

NOTICE: BSSC is postponing the symposium scheduled for June 24, 2020 in San Francisco. We plan to hold the symposium at a later date, which is yet to be determined given the circumstances around the coronavirus. Stay tuned.

 

2019 SEAOC Convention FEMA/BSSC 2020 NEHRP Provisions Session

Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) organized a session at the 2019 SEAOC Convention. The BSSC PUC members presented some of the important code change proposals that will be included in the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures.

AvatarAvatarThe 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions – An Overview, by David Bonneville and JQ Yuan.
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AvatarAvatarUpdates to USGS National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) and Design Ground Motion Maps for 2020 NEHRP Recommended Provisions, by Sanaz Rezaeian and Nicolas Luco.
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AvatarProposed Multi-Period Response Spectra and Ground Motion Requirements of 2020 NEHRP Provisions and ASCE 7-22, by Charles A. Kircher.
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AvatarProposed Nonstructural Seismic Design Force Equations, by Bret Lizundia.
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AvatarDuctile Coupled Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls and Coupled Composite Steel Plate Shear Walls as Distinct Seismic Force-Resisting Systems, by S. K. Ghosh.
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AvatarNew Provisions for Seismic Design of Diaphragms, by Kelly Cobeen.
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2018 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering: BSSC special session on Preview of the 2020 NEHRP Provisions

This special session presented the latest update on developing national seismic design value maps and present a preview on important code change proposals that may have wide ranging implications regarding future seismic design requirements for buildings. Find out more.

Updates on Modifications to Diaphragm Seismic Design Provisions, by Kelly Cobeen.
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2020 NEHRP Provisions Seismic Performance Objectives, by Robert Pekelnicky
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Progress on the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions For New Buildings and Other Structures, by David R. Bonneville and Jiqiu Yuan
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Updates on Modifications to Sheer Wall Provisions, by S.K. Ghosh
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Pending updates to USGS National Seismic Hazard Model: For Earthquake Engineers, by Nicholas Luco, Sanaz Rezaeian, and M.D. Petersen
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2017 BSSC Webinars/On-Demand Courses

The popular series of 2017 webinars presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) is now available online. These courses cover some of the latest changes on seismic design and analysis. The courses highlight the 2015 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, which was adopted by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) ASCE/SEI-7-16 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

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AvatarDesign of Reinforced Concrete Structures Using the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions
was presented by Peter Somers January 27, 2017. It provided a summary of the design standards, the basic ductile design principals for concrete and the specific seismic design criteria and provisions based on Seismic Design Category. Download presentation. Take this course.

 

AvatarSeismic Design of Precast Concrete Structures
was presented by SK Ghosh March 17, 2017. This seminar introduced attendees to the alternative seismic design force level and the precast concrete design methodology. Download presentation. Take this course.

 

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Design of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Steel-Framed Buildings
was presented by Rafael Sabelli April 21, 2017. This webinar provided an introduction to design of seismic force-resisting systems in wood steel-framed buildings, intended to complement the design problems in Chapter 9 of the FEMA P-1051 NEHRP Recommended Design Provisions: Design Examples. Download presentation. Take this course.

AvatarSeismic Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures
was presented by Bob Pekelnicky June 2, 2017. This presentation addressed one particular type of composite steel and concrete lateral force resisting system, the Composite Partially Restrained Moment Frame (C-PRMF). Download: Download Presentation. Take the course.

AvatarDesign of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Wood Light-Frame Buildings
was presented by Kelly Cobeen July 7, 2017. This webinar provided an introduction to design of seismic force-resisting systems in wood light-frame buildings, intended to complement the wood design problems in Chapter 14 of the FEMA P-1051 NEHRP Recommended Design Provisions: Design Examples. Download presentation. Take the course.

AvatarNew Site-Specific Ground Motion Requirements of ASCE 7-16
was presented by Dr. Charles A. Kircher July 28, 2017. This presentation covered how the new site-specific design requirements were developed to address an identified shortcoming in the method for buildings on softer sites. Download presentation. Take the course.

AvatarSeismic Design of Masonry with the 2015 NEHRP Provisions
was presented by David Sommer August 25, 2017. This presentation addressed seismic design of masonry using the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures and the referenced 2013 edition of TMS 402/602. Download the presentation. Take the course.

BSSC Colloquiums

2016 Colloquium
2015 Colloquium

BSSC Past Events

2017 Project 17 Invitational Workshop on Seismic Hazard Mapping
(April 11, 2017)
Burlingame, California

Announcement | Agenda | Technical Background | Proceedings

SEAOC 2017 Convention: BSSC Session on NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions
(September 14, 2017)
San Diego, California

This session will provide an overview of the important topics being considered under 2020 cycle, present several new topics, including the development of the next-generation seismic design value maps, and cover an important code change made in the 2015 cycle. Find out more.

2016 and 2015 BSSC Webinars

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