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Webinar: Part 1 – Significant Changes in the Structural Provisions of the ASCE 7–16

March 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Now that the 2018 IBC is adopted in the states of California, Oregon, Georgia and elsewhere, design professionals, code enforcers, and others must pay close attention to the reference standard from which its loading provisions including seismic design requirements are derived. That standard has been updated from ASCE 7-10 including Supplement No. 1 in the 2015 IBC to ASCE 7-16 in the 2018 IBC.

Changes from ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16 are many and their impact will be far-reaching. The title of the standard has changed to Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for buildings and other structures. A major chapter on design for tsunami loads has been added. There’s a new Appendix E on performance- based fire resistant design. The seismic ground motion maps have changed again and rather significantly. The site coefficients by which mapped ground motion is modified are going to be quite different. The two changes together will have a major impact on seismic design. There are other major changes in the seismic chapters including many altered or new provisions for nonstructural components and nonbuilding structures. There are also major changes in the snow chapter and the wind chapter. The design wind speed maps are quite different from the maps in ASCE 7-10. This seminar will introduce the major changes to attendees and will explain the changes and discuss their impact.

Part 1 of the seminar will be devoted to the non-seismic chapters: All of ASCE 7-16 excluding Chapters 11-23. Part 2 will be on the seismic design provisions contained in Chapters 11-23.


March 2, 2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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S. K. Ghosh Associates