Sponsored by COPRI and the COPRI Ports and Harbors Committee Certificate in Port Engineering Task Committee
Course Dates: May 10 – July 30, 2021
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2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs
Member $1545 | Non-member $1895
Gayle Johnson, P.E., M.ASCE
Marc Percher, P.E., M.S., M.ASCE
Piers and wharves present design challenges that differ considerably from buildings and similar structures. Conventional Building Codes, Section 11 specifically, excludes piers and wharves with no public access. To standardize industry practice for piers and wharves, the port/marine industry developed a seismic design standard, ASCE 61-14, to describe the interactions and performance between pile-supported structures and geotechnical load considerations to mitigate seismic risk. This Standard uses displacement-based design methods to establish guidelines for the design of piers and wharves to withstand the effects of earthquakes.
This course will help engineers and other practitioners understand the history of codes and standards, the fundamentals of seismic design, the background of ASCE 61-14 provisions, and the practical implementation of seismic design for piers and wharves with illustrative examples.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
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