NIBS: BSSC Webinar on 2015 NEHRP Design Examples, June 28


Robert G.
                                                Pekelnicky, PE  

Jun 17, 2016 -- In less than two weeks, the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host a free webinar. The "2015 NEHRP Design Examples" webinar with take place Tuesday, June 28, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET.

The third in a series of webinars sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that highlight the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program's (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, this webinar will provide an overview of the NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design Examples, which illustrate and explain the applications of the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions; ASCE 7-16: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures; and the material design standards referenced in both documents.

Robert G. Pekelnicky, PE, a principal of Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco, member of the BSSC Provisions Update Committee and chair of Project 17's Acceptable Risk Work Group, will give the presentation. Pekelnicky specializes in making community and business infrastructure resilient against earthquakes, explosions and other hazards. He has applied his multi-hazard mitigation knowledge to various projects for government, high-technology and healthcare clients. His career has focused on taking new, innovative structural engineering concepts from research and applying them to practice to better meet clients' needs. 


Attendees are eligible to earn one health/safety/welfare (HSW) learning unit (LU) professional development hour (pdh) for the webinar. People are encouraged to watch the webinar together as a group or a firm, but all viewers must sign up individually to receive learning unit verifications.


Sign up now to attend the free "Design Examples" webinar on June 28. Space is limited, so don't wait. Register today!

Missed the first two webinars in the series?

Presentations from the first webinar, "Site Factors," by CB Crouse, PhD, PE, and Nico Luco, PhD, on March 22, and the second webinar, "Chapter 16, Nonlinear Response-History Analysis for the Design of New Buildings," by Curt B. Haselton, PhD, PE, on April 28, are available on the BSSC website. View the presentations.


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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