Seismic Assessment and Design of Sewers

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Sponsored by ASCE Continuing Education and ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

Upcoming Webinars:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Donald Ballantyne, P.E.
 
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Purpose and Background

This webinar provides an overview of earthquake hazards and their impact on wastewater collection systems. (Read More)

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Learning Outcomes

  • System performance objectives – define desired performance
  • Earthquake impacts on sewers – understand vulnerability
  • Earthquake hazards including wave propagation (shaking), landslide, fault crossings, liquefaction, and lateral spread – understand why
  • Performance in five historic earthquakes – examples to expand understanding
  • Seismic resistant design of new sewers in competent and liquefiable soils – enable participants to design more reliable facilities
  • Retrofit of existing sewers – enable participants to improve existing systems
  • Emergency response – employ techniques into existing response systems

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Webinar Benefits

  • Develop a perspective of the low-probability high-risk impacts an earthquake can have on your sewer system considering public health and environmental impacts
  • Gain an understanding of how earthquakes have affected other systems in the past
  • Learn what can be incorporated in new sewer designs to minimize their vulnerability to earthquakes
  • Examine opportunities to upgrade existing systems so they will perform better

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Intended Audience

Civil and environmental engineers responsible for planning, design, and operation of wastewater collection systems in regions with an earthquake hazard will benefit from this webinar. Participants should include those responsible for maintaining the reliability of their wastewater systems at a policy level to those responsible for day to day operation.

Registration Fees*
$249 Member | $299 Non-Member  

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Webinar Outline

  • Overview
  • System performance objectives – water/wastewater
  • Earthquake impacts on sewers
  • Earthquake hazards including wave propagation (shaking), landslide, fault crossings, liquefaction, and lateral spread
  • Performance in five historic earthquakes
  • Seismic resistant design of new sewers in competent and liquefiable soils
  • Retrofit of existing sewers
  • Emergency response
  • Summary 

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Purpose and Background

Sewers float in earthquakes. Sewers that float, collapse or pull apart stop functioning. Raw sewage can back up and overflow into basements, rivers and lakes resulting in public health and environmental impacts.

This webinar provides an overview of earthquake hazards and their impact on wastewater collection systems. Seismic resistant design of new sewers and upgrade of existing sewers is addressed. Implementation of the techniques and methods discussed in the webinar will result in a more reliable sewage collection system following a major earthquake, minimizing public health and environmental impacts.

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