Updates to the Seismic Provisions in ASCE 7-16

December 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: John Hooper, S.E.

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

ASCE 7-16 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures was recently published and has been adopted by the 2018 International Building Code. ASCE 7-16 includes many technical updates, including numerous important changes to the seismic requirements. This presentation will highlight the important changes to Chapters 11, 12, 16 and 21.

Key changes include update to the soil amplification factors tables, amplification of diaphragm transfer forces, new structural requirements for sites susceptible to liquefaction, updated seismic design values throughout the country, and completely rewritten chapter on nonlinear response history analysis.

Handouts and registration emails will be sent to SEU companies on Friday, December 7th.