Instructors -Finley Charney, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
This seminar will benefit all structural engineers who would like to improve their earthquake engineering skills through mastery of the fundamental principles. It will be of value to engineers at all levels of experience. While the seminar is designed for practicing structural and architectural engineers, contractors, building officials, facilities managers, and educators also will benefit. You will: understand the cause and effect of earthquake ground motions; develop a feel for the dynamic behavior of structures; learn how to use NONLIN dynamic analysis computer program; understand why inelastic behavior and associated damage may be unavoidable; learn how to control damage through modern analytical techniques; find out how base isolation and passive energy systems may be used to minimize damage; develop a clear understanding of the theory behind the complex building code provisions for earthquake resistant design.
Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (1.4 CEUs)