This seminar will present lessons learned from recent major wind and seismic events followed by an overview of the wind and seismic provisions in the IBC and ASCE 7-10. Recent trial designs of wind and seismic provisions have shown that practicing engineers have great difficulty applying the lateral load provisions of ASCE 7 and that they often get unconservative answers.
The seminar will begin with a presentation on lessons learned from recent high-wind and seismic damage from recent events including recent Midwest storms, and the Chilean and New Zealand earthquakes. A detailed presentation of code wind and seismic requirements will update attendees on these two complex loading protocols and explain the reasons and history of the development of many of the provisions. The seminar will discuss how wind flows around a building and how the flow of wind is taken into account by ASCE 7. In keeping with the local risks, wind design will be emphasized more than seismic design, but both will be presented, because engineers work in many areas beyond the local area. Detailed examples of lateral loads on an actual building will illustrate the use of the provisions. This material has been developed by practicing structural engineers for practicing structural engineers. The seminar is intended for both recent graduates and experienced practicing engineers.
Presented by: Ed Huston, PE, SE
Ed Huston is a 1971 civil engineering graduate of the University of Washington, Ed is a licensed civil and structural engineer in Washington, and is licensed in seven other states. He is a principal in the firm of Smith & Huston, Inc., Consulting Engineers in Seattle, Washington. Ed has over 40 years of experience in structural design, evaluation, investigation and code and standards development. He has been very active in the Structural Engineers Association of Washington, (SEAW) holding positions as Seattle Chapter President and State Association President. He is a member of both the SEAW Wind Engineering Committee and the SEAW Earthquake Engineering Committee. Ed is Former President of NCSEA. He is chair of the Code Advisory Committee – General Requirements Subcommittee.
Ed has served on the board of directors and as President of the Applied Technology Council, (ATC) a national organization whose goal is the research into the effects of wind, earthquakes and other natural forces and the dissemination of the results of that research. Ed was a member of the SAC Steel Project Joint Venture Management Committee; was on the Project Review Panel of ATC 43 – Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings; and was Lead Technical Consultant on ATC 45 – A Field Manual for Safety Evaluations of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods. He is a co-author of the ATC Design Guide 2: Basic Wind Engineering of Low-Rise Buildings.
Ed is a co-author of the Wind Commentary to the Uniform Building Code – 1991 Edition & 1994 Editions, ATC-60, SEAW Commentary on Wind Code Provisions, as well as the SEAW RSM-03, SEAW’s Handbook of a Rapid Solution Methodology™ for Wind Design and The Masonry Designers’ Guide to the ACI/ASCE 530 Code, First through Sixth Editions. He has made over 160 seminar and technical presentations.
Date: April 7, 2015
Credits: 8.0 PDHs
Location: Ramada Saco Conference Center (352 North Street, Saco ME)
Registration and Breakfast: 7:30
Seminar starts: 8: 00
Seminar Ends: 4:30
Breakfast, Lunch (Deli Sandwiches and Chowder) and an afternoon snack are included.
Members: $185 for those registering until April 4, then $205
Non-Members: $225 for those registering until April 4, then $245
Member price is also for those with membership in other SEAs.
No-shows may be billed unless 24 hour notice is given.