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338819 - The 2015 NEHRP Provisions: Seismic Design Examples and Alternative Seismic Design Provisions for Seismic Design Category B Buildings

Saturday, April 21
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom C

This session is to present selected topics of FEMA P-1051 2015 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Provisions: Design Examples and the Alternative Seismic Design Provisions for Seismic Design Category B Buildings.

The National Institute Building Sciences' Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) develops NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures with the support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The 2015 NEHRP Provisions (FEMA P-1050) were adopted by ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures with modifications. To assist users in better understanding the 2015 NEHRP Provisions, and effectively applying the changes adopted in the ASCE 7-16, FEMA sponsored the National Institute Building Sciences' Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) in developing two supporting resources: 2015 NEHRP Provisions: Design Examples (FEMA P-1051) and 2015 NEHRP Provisions: Training Materials (FEMA P-1052). The Design Examples cover 10 topics including ground motions, analysis methods, foundation design, diaphragm design, design for different types of buildings by construction materials, base isolation and energy dissipation, non-building structure and non-structural components. This session will offer an overview of this resource and its companion document, the Training Materials. The session will provide two topical presentations on design examples for non-building structures and non-structural components. A third presentation will feature the Alternative Seismic Design Provisions for SDC B Buildings, also known as Chapter 24. Developed under BSSC’s project for Simplified Seismic Design, this code resource document provides simplified provisions for quick and effective seismic design for SDC B region. The document was adopted in the 2015 NEHRP Provisions as Chapter 24. Although it is not adopted in ASCE 7-16, a recent update has made it compatible with the full seismic design provisions in ASCE 7-16. This document is to be published as FEMA P-1091.

Mai Tong

Physical Scientist
FEMA

Mike Tong is a physical scientist at the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) under FEMA Building Science Branch, Risk Management Division of Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. He serves as a FEMA project officer for developing various NEHRP technical guidance, code and standard resources and tools including the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions. He jointed FEMA in 2007. Prior to working for FEMA, he was a senior research scientist at the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), University at Buffalo. He also received his PhD and MS degrees from University at Buffalo.

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James G. Soules

Principal Engineer
CB&I LLC

Greg Soules is Principal Engineer – Aboveground Storage Tanks for CB&I LLC in Houston, Texas. Responsibilities include the supervision of design engineers, management of engineering for large projects worldwide, and development of CB&I Engineering Standards on above ground storage tanks and on the application of wind loads, seismic loads, and building codes to tank and vessel designs. He serves as Chair of the Energy Division of ASCE, Vice Chair of the ASCE 7-16 Main Committee, and Vice Chair of the ASCE 7-16 Seismic Subcommittee. Mr. Soules earned a B.S. and M.S. degree2 in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute, a Licensed Professional Engineer in 22 jurisdictions and a Licensed Structural Engineer in 7 jurisdictions. Mr. Soules was named a Distinguished Engineer by Texas Tech University in 2009 and was presented the Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2010. He joined CB&I in 1980.

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John D. Hooper

Senior Principal / Director of Earthquake Engineering
Magnusson Klemencic Associates

John Hooper is a Senior Principal and the Director of Earthquake Engineering at Magnusson Klemencic Associates, a consulting structural and civil engineering firm in Seattle, Washington. He received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Seattle University and a Master of Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

John has over 30 years of engineering experience in the fields of renovation, seismic engineering, earthquake engineering, and structural analysis. He is Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE 7’s) Seismic Subcommittee and is a member of the Main Committee, and a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) NEHRP Provisions Update Committee.

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Peter Somers

Principal
Magnusson Klemencic Associates

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