Seminar: Seismic Rehabilitation of Building Structures and Design of Slabs on Ground: Based on the 2012 IBC, 2012 IEBC, ASCE 31 & 41, and ACI 360R-10

May 7, 2012 – Portland, ME
Holiday Inn – By the Bay
88 Spring St
Portland, ME 04101

Course Description:

Chapter 34 of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) provides little to no practical design guidance to the structural engineer in regards to seismic rehabilitation. It permits voluntary seismic improvements, but total structural rehabilitation triggers related to load demand make alterations and additions an arduous task at best. The 2012 International Existing Building Code, ASCE 31-03, and ASCE/SEI 41-06 are 2012 IBC approved alternative compliance codes and standards that provide code language requirements for existing buildings without requiring full compliance with new construction as presented in the 2012 IBC. Seismic rehabilitation is not nearly as straight forward as new design and often requires analysis procedures, modeling considerations, and design details that are new to structural engineers. Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Overview of Seismic Rehabilitation – codes, standards, expectations, proposals, clients, fees, etc.
  • Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings – ASCE 31-03 procedures and presentation of results
  • Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings: Demand – Many examples are presented to illustrate how buildings and building components are analyzed to determine the demand on the global building structure and local elements including, diaphragms, chords, collectors, lateral force resisting systems, out-of-plane walls, foundations, and other structural and nonstructural components.
  • Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings: Detailing – Many examples are presented to illustrate how buildings are rehabilitated to resist the calculated seismic demand.

The second part of this course is unrelated to the first and is a comprehensive presentation of slab-on-ground design procedures in accordance with ACI 360R-10. Topics such as soil considerations, serviceability, loads including those from heavy wheels, and slab/joint detailing are presented for practical cases including the common case of demand exceeding simplified charts found in the literature. As always, Dr. Mays uses hand calculations, simple statics, and easy to understand examples to verify the accuracy of models prior to utilizing them in the course’s more complex examples. This new course is sure to challenge the young engineer to think while offering the seasoned structural engineer excellent design examples that currently do not exist in the literature..

Course hours are approved for FL and NY through the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations. NCSEA Diamond Course Approval No. 120405F.

Author and Course Presenter:

Timothy Wayne Mays, Ph.D., P.E. is President of SE/ES and an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Dr. Mays recently served as Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Associations of South Carolina and North Carolina. He currently serves as NCSEA Publications Committee Chairman. He has received two national teaching awards (ASCE and NSPE) and both national (NSF) and regional (ASEE) awards for outstanding research. He is the recipient of the 2009 NCSEA Service Award. He is a prolific speaker who sits on several code writing committees and his areas of expertise are code applications, structural design, seismic design, steel connections, structural dynamics, and civil engineering aspects of antiterrorism.

COST:
$109 – if received by April 23, 2012
$129 – if received after April 23, 2012
$49 – unemployed and full-time student special rate

$20 discount for each additional registration from the same company (e.g., 3 people from the same company pay 1 x $109 + 2 x $89 = $287)

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