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ASCE 7-10: General Seismic Design Requirements for Buildings

John Hooper, P.E., S.E., Magnusson Klemencic Associates
December 14, 2011
Session Details

Technical changes were made in the 2010 version of the Standard (ASCE/SEI 7-10), with the vast majority of these occurring in Chapters 11, 12, 13, 15, 21, and 22. This presentation highlighted the important following technical changes:

*Introduction of new ground motion maps and associated terminology (MCER)
*Changes to Section 11.8, “Geologic Hazards and Geotechnical Investigation”
*Clarification of the base shear equations for computing drift
*Introduction of scaling requirements for drift when using Modal Response Spectrum Analysis
*Changes to Section 12.11, “Structural Walls and their Anchorage”
*Changes to requirements for structure separations

Session Length: 1.5 hours

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