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SEMINARS: TBI Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings, Version 2
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SEMINARS: TBI Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings, Version 2

When: Oct. 24 or Nov. 28, 2017
12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Live or Webcast Venue

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Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is partnering with the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) Foundation and the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) to co-host seminars to introduce the PEER-managed Tall Buildings Initiative project “TBI Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings, Version 2.”

This seminar will highlight revisions incorporated into the just published Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Report No. 2017/06: “Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings, Version 2,” prepared by a TBI Working Group led by co-chairs Ron Hamburger and Jack Moehle, with contributions from Jack Baker, Jonathan Bray, C.B. Crouse, Greg Deierlein, John Hooper, Marshall Lew, Joe Maffei, Stephen Mahin, James Malley, Farzad Naeim, Jonathan Stewart, and John Wallace.

These guidelines present a recommended alternative to the prescriptive procedures for seismic design of buildings contained in the ASCE 7 standard and the International Building Code (IBC). Properly executed, these Guidelines are intended to result in buildings that are capable of reliably achieving or exceeding the seismic performance objectives intended by ASCE 7, and in some aspects where specifically noted for Risk Categories II, III, and IV. The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center published a first edition of these Guidelines in 2010 in response to the growing use of alternative performance-based approaches for seismic design of tall buildings. Newly released Version 2 addresses new knowledge including lessons learned in application of the first edition on many projects.

Seminar participants can receive a copy of the presentations as well as a hardcopy of the updated Guidelines.



The intended audience includes structural engineers and building officials engaged in seismic design and review of tall buildings. Attendees will receive 4 PDHs. Instructions for accessing your certificate will be emailed to you after confirmation of your attendance at the event.


SEMINAR PROGRAM (12:30pm – 5pm)

Jack Moehle, UC Berkeley

Seismic Hazard and Geotechnical 
Jonathan Stewart, UCLA (SF & LA)
CB Crouse, AECOM (Seattle)

Structural Modeling
Greg Deierlein, Stanford University

Acceptance Criteria
Ron Hamburger, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Case Studies
John Hooper, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Additional Considerations
Jack Moehle, UC Berkeley


2017 Dates & Locations

As part of your registration, you will be asked to CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING venues for attendance. A webcast venue is where the seminar will be live-streamed to an audience gathered at the address indicated.:

    • October 24, Tuesday, San Francisco, CA: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, 100 Pine Street, 17th floor (live)
    • October 24, Tuesday, San Diego, CA: Degenkolb, 225 Broadway, Suite 1325 (webcast)
    • October 24, Tuesday, Sacramento, CA:  OSHPD, 2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 800 (webcast)
    • November 28, Tuesday, Los Angeles, CA: AON Center Auditorium, 707 Wilshire Boulevard  (live)

    There will also be a session on November 2 in Seattle, WA. Refer to for details.


    You must log in to register for this event. Click "Register" above and you will be prompted to either sign in to an existing member account, join SEAOC, or create a free non-member login account. 

    • SEAOC Members: $220
    • SEA Members outside of California (with discount promo code): $220
    • Non-Members: $260
    • PEER BIP Silver/Gold: Available until Oct 6th at 5pm