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ASCE 7 Frequently Asked Questions (Seismic)

Emily Guglielmo, PE, SE
June 14, 2023
Session Details
1.5 PDHs / 0.2 IACET CEUs

This session will provide explanation and input to the most frequently asked questions in ASCE 7, with a focus on ASCE 7-16 and ASCE 7-22. Key topics include redundancy (ρ), R, C d and Ω o , irregularities, permitted seismic design methods, two-stage analysis, and the new multi-period response spectrum. Each topic will include references to lessons learned from past earthquakes, code provisions, suggestions to simplify, and sample problems.

Learning Objectives
  • Become familiar with seismic design methodology
  • Learn answers to frequently asked questions in ASCE 7 seismic provisions
  • Learn key updates (and reasons for changes) to ASCE 7-16 and ASCE 7-22 seismic load provisions

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