Analysis, Design & Performance

Full Session with Abstracts

339072-5 - Performance-Based Structural-Fire Engineering for Steel Buildings: Strategies for Impacting U.S. Practice

Friday, April 20
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: 102

Despite increased interest and research in performance-based structural-fire engineering in the U.S. since the events of 9/11, the acceptance and practice of performance-based structural-fire engineering in the United States has been slow. A workshop sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and by the Applied Technology Council (ATC) in October of 2017 examined strategies to increase the impact of performance-based structural-fire engineering on steel buildings in the U.S. The workshop considered the following three questions:

1. What are the benefits and incentives for performance-based structural-fire engineering?
2. What are the barriers in the U.S. to increased application of performance-based structural-fire engineering?
3. What are the strategies for moving forward?

This presentation will summarize key findings from the AISC-ATC workshop on performance-based structural-fire engineering, with an emphasis on practical strategies for implementing engineered structural-fire safety approaches for steel buildings.

Michael Engelhardt

Professor
University of Texas atAustin

Michael Engelhardt is the Dewitt C. Greer Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the director of Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory at UT Austin. His research interests include design and behavior of steel structures; structural-fire engineering; earthquake engineering; and steel and composite bridges.

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