NIBS: April 28 BSSC Webinar to Focus on Nonlinear Response-History Analysis

Mar 28, 2016 -- The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host a webinar Thursday, April 28, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET, highlighting content in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program’s (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions and ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

Curt B. Haselton, PhD, PE, professor of civil engineering at the California State University, Chico, will present his research on Chapter 16: Nonlinear Response-History Analysis for the Design of New Buildings, followed by a question-and-answer session with the webinar audience. Professor Haselton's research focuses on assessing the collapse safety of buildings in earthquakes; this involves issues of ground motion selection and scaling, nonlinear structural modeling and collapse simulation, as well as the treatment of uncertainties (in both the ground motion and the structural modeling). Architects who complete the seminar will be eligible to receive one health, safety and welfare (HSW) learning unit (LU) from the American Institute of Architects. Engineers are eligible to receive one professional development hour (PDH).

This is the second in a series of monthly webinars sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Sign up now to attend the free “Nonlinear Response-History Analysis” webinar on April 28. Space is limited, so don’t wait. Register today!


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.


About the Building Seismic Safety Council

The Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) is an independent, voluntary membership body representing a wide variety of building community interests related to seismic safety. Its fundamental purpose is to enhance public safety by providing a national forum that fosters improved seismic safety provisions for use by the building community in the planning, design, construction, regulation and utilization of buildings.


About the National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences , authorized by public law 93-383 in 1974, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. The Institute serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology.

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