NIBS Webinar Series Addresses Seismic Design

  February 7, 2022

By Dan Hounsell

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council recently announced plans to launch a new webinar series around the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples, Training Materials, and Design Flow Charts (FEMA P-2192).  

The Design Examples have been developed by BSSC for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to illustrate and explain new changes in the 2020 NEHRP Provisions, ASCE/SEI 7-22, and the material design standards referenced in design applications. 

“While the Design Examples primarily were developed for design practitioners, anyone learning about earthquake engineering will find this series helpful,” saysStephen T. Ayers, interim CEO of NIBS. 

The webinar series is organized by the eight chapters in the Design Examples and serves as part of the FEMA NEHRP/BSSC outreach and education effort. The 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures (FEMA P-2082) marks the 10th edition of this technical resource document since its first publication in 1985. 

As with prior editions, this FEMA document is a national seismic code resource for design professionals and the U.S. standards and code-development organizations. 

Most of the recommended code changes in Part 1 of the NEHRP Provisions are adopted by ASCE/SEI 7-22, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, which is to be adopted by reference by the 2024 International Building Code. 

Dan Hounsell is senior editor, facility group.


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