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343909 - ASCE 7-16 Tsunami: The new resiliency approach, design provisions and worked examples

Friday, April 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom C

ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures is a nationally-adopted loading standard for the analysis and design of buildings and other structures. The 2016 edition of this consensus standard was adopted into the 2018 International Building Code. There are four ASCE 7-16 sessions planned to present brief overviews of the significant changes to the topic areas as well as 1-2 detailed examples of changes that would impact most common designs.

A tsunami is a natural hazard that results most frequently from a seismic event and can have devastating effects on coastal communities. In February 2011, just a month before the Tohoku Tsunami devastated much of the northeastern coastline of Honshu, Japan, seismic and tsunami experts committed to developing a new Chapter 6, Tsunami Loads and Effects for the 2016 edition of ASCE/SEI 7. The Tohoku Tsunami along with others in the past decade underscored the need to provide a means of achieving community resiliency for coastal regions on the Pacific Rim.

Structural and geotechnical engineers, building officials and architects serving California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii will need to understand the innovative analysis and design approach included in the Chapter 6 provisions. This session will discuss the rationale for the development of the tsunami provisions and give an overview of the new tsunami hazard maps, loading and design details included in this new chapter in ASCE 7-16. The session will include an introduction to the online ASCE 7 Tsunami Design Geodatabase with a step-by-step demonstration of how the online data and new tsunami design provisions are applied to perform the tsunami design of a typical coastal building.

This is the fourth of four sessions on ASCE 7-16, which will also include an overview of the new digital platform ASCE Online and ASCE Hazard Webtool.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the rationale for including tsunami loads and effects in ASCE 7-16
• Become familiar with the technical aspects of the new provisions
• Understand how to use the ASCE 7 Tsunami Design Geodatabase and tsunami design provisions to design a coastal building.

Seth Thomas

KPFF Portland Structural

Seth Thomas is a member of the ASCE 7 Subcommittee on Tsunami Loads and Effects that developed the new Chapter 6 on Tsunami Loads and Effects. He has experience applying these new tsunami design provisions to the design of a number of Vertical Evacuation Refuge Structures.

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Ian Robertson

Arthur N.L. Chiu Distinguished Professor
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Ian Robertson‎ is Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a licensed structural engineer in the State of Hawaii. He has 30 years of research and design experience in the performance of structures during extreme events including earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. He has performed post-disaster field surveys subsequent to Hurricane Katrina (2005), and tsunamis in Samoa (2009), Chile (2010) and Japan (2011). Dr. Robertson is vice-chair of the ASCE 7 sub-committee that developed the new chapter 6 on Tsunami Loads and Effects for ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures.

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