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Seismic Loads


  • certificateThis course is part of the Structural Earthquake Engineering for Buildings Certificate Program

    Upcoming Courses

    Course Dates: Monday, September 24 - Friday, December 14, 2018

    Credits

    2.3 CEUs / 23 PDHs

    Pricing

    Early Bird Rate (Until September 10): Member $1395 | Non-Member $1695
    Regular Rate (After September 10): Member $1695 | Non-Member $1995


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    Instructors

    Finley A. Charney, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE and Justin D. Marshall, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

    Purpose and Background

    This course provides a detailed description of the ASCE 7-16 procedures for seismic load analysis of buildings and other structures. For buildings, the course begins with a brief history of the development of ASCE 7 and then presents a sequence of topics that will lead you through the process of determining the seismic hazard, selecting the seismic-force resisting system, evaluating configuration irregularities., and determining the most appropriate method of analysis. Next, requirements for system modeling and structural analysis are presented by example. The last two weeks of the course concentrate on the seismic load analysis of non-building systems and nonstructural components. Significant changes from ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16 are highlighted throughout the course.

    Course Benefits

    • Learn about the history of the development of the ASCE 7 Seismic load provisions.
    • Understand how a building’s use, occupancy, and site affect the seismic design process.
    • Gain insight into the process of determining the appropriate level of ground motions for use in seismic design and analysis.
    • Discuss how the presence of configuration irregularities can penalize a design.
    • Understand, by analysis of a mid-rise medical office building, the procedures used for performing Equivalent Lateral Force, Modal Response Spectrum, and Linear Response History Analysis.
    • Evaluate the basic procedures for developing seismic loads for nonstructural components and for nonbuilding systems.
    • Learn how to select the appropriate analysis method, and how to model the system for compliance with ASCE 7 requirements.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Practicing engineers
    • Building code officials
    • Architects
    • Developers

    Learning Outcomes

    • Discuss the history of the development of the ASCE 7 seismic load provisions.
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different seismic-force resisting systems and select the appropriate system for a structure.
    • Identify how to select the appropriate analysis method, and how to model the system for compliance with ASCE 7 requirements.

    COURSE OUTLINE

  • Course Details

    Course Duration: 12 weeks
    Expected sitting time per week: Up to 3 hours  
    Total video lecture content: 18 hours
    Total interactive exercises: 3 hours  
    CEUs: 2.3

  • Questions?

    Contact the Continuing Education Department

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