Tag: seismic design

What’s New in ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

By Jack P. Moehle, PhD, PE It’s an acknowledged fact that construction practices are changing at a rapid pace. The American Concrete Institute’s recently released...

Steel design resources

AISC offers Night School course and updated Seismic Design Manual The American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC’s) new Night School course, Steel Construction: From the...

Ram Jack offers on-demand webcast on seismic effect on helical piles

Ram Jack Systems Distribution sponsored a webcast for engineers featuring Amy B. Cerato, Ph.D., P.E., professor at the University of Oklahoma, who shared research findings regarding the seismic effect on helical piles.

USRC issues top reasons to support California Earthquake Resiliency Bill

The United States Resiliency Council (USRC) called on state legislators to support AB 2681, a bill now in the appropriations committee that will assist cities in identifying their most seismically vulnerable structures.

USRC announces broad support for seismic resilience bill

The U.S. Resiliency Council (USRC) announced growing support from fair housing, sustainability, design professionals, trade, business and labor organizations for AB2681 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, a bill that will help cities identify seismically vulnerable structures in California communities.

Think Wood Research Library offers fire and seismic studies

The Think Wood Research Library, launched in 2017, is now stocked with nearly 900 unique pieces of research to aid architects, engineers and other industry professionals in building safe, high-performing buildings, the industry group reported.

USGS issues report on seismic hazard, risk, and design for South America

South America is one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the world and has witnessed tremendous losses throughout recorded history. A recently released U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report provides probabilistic tools to help engineers assess seismic hazards, risk, and building code requirements, potentially saving lives and dollars.

PEER releases updated Tall Building Seismic Design Guide

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) has released the second edition of its Tall Building Initiative Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings.

How to determine structural loads—Part 4: Seismic forces in accordance with the 2006 IBC

According to Section 1613.1 of the 2006 International Building Code (IBC), the effects of earthquake motions on structures and their components are to be determined in accordance with the 2005 edition of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-05), excluding Chapter 14 and Appendix 11A. This section of the IBC also contains four exemptions to seismic design requirements, which are essentially the same as those in ASCE/SEI Section 11.1.2.


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