Earthquake-resistant Design of Buildings and Other Structures - U.S. Practice

Learn the principles and practices of earthquake-resistant design of building structures and understand how these principles relate to code requirements. The International Building Code® (IBC®) now serves as the basis of legal codes of cities, counties, and states across the United States. The seismic design provisions of the 2015 IBC, based on those of ASCE 7-10, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, are the specific focus of this course. The ground motion maps and parameters used in seismic design as well as the importance of the soils at the site of the structure in seismic design are discussed. An overview of the seismic design provisions of the 2015 IBC/ASCE 7-10 is presented in a manner that is understandable to a broad audience.

The detailing requirements that go hand-in-hand with the seismic design requirements of ASCE 7-10 are given in the materials chapters of the IBC, which refer to materials standards. In the case of concrete design and construction, the standard is ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. The seismic detailing requirements of the 2014 edition of ACI 318, which are adopted by the 2015 IBC, are discussed and explained as part of this seminar.

Available Dates & Locations

  • Phoenix, AZ: November 14 - 15, 2017
  • Online Virtual Classroom: November 14 - 15, 2017
Price Course Duration # CEUs Awarded PP AIA HSW
12 Hours 1.2 N/A N/A N/A

Course Objectives

  • Describe basic principles and practices of earthquake-resistant design
  • Focus on current code provisions
  • Explain real-life design examples

NOTE: Discounts will be taken at time of checkout.