A popular series of 2017 webinars presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) is now available online. These courses cover some of the latest changes on seismic design and analysis. The courses highlight the 2015 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, which was adopted by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) ASCE/SEI-7-16 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.
- Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Using the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions, presented by Peter Somers
- Seismic Design of Precast Concrete Structures, presented by S.K. Ghosh
- Design of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Steel-Framed Buildings, presented by Rafael Sabelli
- Seismic Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures, presented by Robert Pekelnicky
- Design of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Wood Light-Frame Buildings, presented by Kelly Cobeen
- Seismic Design of Masonry with the 2015 NEHRP Provisions, presented by David Sommer
- New Site-Specific Ground Motion Requirements of ASCE 7-16, presented by Charles Kircher
The BSSC hosted the series of seven live webinars earlier this year, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Many building industry professionals were unable to attend, so the Institute has made the courses available online for a nominal fee. Now professionals can take these well-attended, highly touted continuing education courses at their own convenience.
Earn And Learn
Learn about the latest strategies on seismic design featured in the 2015 NEHRP Provisions and ASCE/SEI 7-16 and earn continuing education credit at the same time. All of the courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects and the International Code Council. Engineers are eligible to earn 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for each course, code officials are eligible to earn 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and architects are eligible to earn 1.0 health/safety/welfare (HSW) CEU. Take a course now.