Seismic Design with ASCE 7-10

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Upcoming Seminar Locations:

San Francisco, CA / September 23, 2013 (Hotel Info)
Los Angeles, CA / September 26, 2013 (Hotel Info)
San Diego, CA / September 27, 2013 (Hotel Info)

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J. G. (Greg) Soules, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE

Each Attendee Earns .7 CEUs

Purpose and Background

The 2013 Edition of the California Building Code will go into effect on January 1, 2014. The CBC seismic requirements are based on the seismic requirements of ASCE 7-10. Are you ready to start using the provisions of ASCE 7-10 for seismic design? (Read More)  

Seminar Benefits

  • Find out the latest in the newly adopted ASCE 7-10 seismic standard.
  • Avoid costly errors by working examples based on the new edition of ASCE 7-10.
  • Find out about the value of the new enhanced seismic commentary as a reference for your work.
  • Learn the basis for many of the changes being implemented in ASCE 7-10.
  • Ask questions directly to the vice chair of the ASCE 7 seismic subcommittee.
  • Learn about useful design guides from the ASCE Energy Division for the design of non-building structures.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the significant changes to the general provisions of Chapter 1 and the load combinations found in Chapter 2 of ASCE 7-10.
  • Understand how to apply the new seismic provisions of ASCE 7-10 in the design of buildings, nonstructural components, and non-building structures through the use of example problems.
  • Learn about the new expanded seismic commentary.

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Throughout the seminar, class exercises, group discussion, calculation and interpretation of materials taught will help assess students’ achievement.

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Who Should Attend?

Structural engineers, and managers involved in the seismic design of buildings, non-structural components and non-building structures.

Registration Fees 

$325 Member | $355 Non-Member 

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Summary Outline

TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm

General ASCE 7-10 Changes

  • Risk categories
  • General Structural Integrity
  • Performance-based design provisions
  • Load combinations

Changes to Seismic provisions

  • Reorganization of Chapter 11
  • Changes to Chapter 12 provisions including changes to:
    • The R-value table
    • Simplified procedure
  • Changes to Seismic Maps, in Chapter 22
  • Changes to Chapter 13, Nonstructural Components
  • Changes to Chapter 15 provisions for Non-building Structures
  • Discussion of expanded seismic commentary
  • Discussion of other references from the ASCE Energy Division for use with designing non-building structures

Design examples for seismic design

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Purpose and Background

This seminar will cover the major changes implemented in ASCE 7-10. Example problems will be presented and discussed in detail.

Seismic Design with ASCE 7-10 will cover the new descriptions used for "Risk" Categories, the enhanced structural integrity provisions, and the performance-based design provisions of Chapter 1 as well as the updated load combinations found in Chapter 2 of ASCE 7-10. The seminar will also discuss in detail the changes to Chapter 11, the revised provisions of Chapter 12 (including changes to the "R-value" table and the simplified procedure) and the new basis of the ground motion maps of Chapter 22. Changes to the seismic provisions of Chapter 13 (Nonstructural Components) and Chapter 15 (Non-building Structures) are also included.

 The new expanded seismic commentary will be introduced and discussed. New design guides from the ASCE Energy Division for the design of non-building structures will be presented. Example problems will be used to reinforce the changes identified.

Structural engineers designing buildings, non-building structures as well as non-structural components must be aware of the changes implemented in ASCE 7-10.

Hotel Information

Sleeping rooms are not being held for this event. Please feel free to make your own sleeping arrangements.

September 23, 2013
Westin San Francisco Airport
One Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 692-3500

September 26, 2013
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-5900

September 27, 2013
The Westgate Hotel
1055 Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-1818

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