Since its original publication in 2006, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings (ASCE 41) has served as a US consensus standard for seismic evaluation and retrofitting. The methods used in ASCE 41, however, differ in a number of ways from those used to design new buildings. To assist users of the standard, the Applied Technology Council, with funding from FEMA and assistance from SEAOC, has published FEMA P-2006: Example Application Guide for ASCE/SEI 41-13 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Building with Additional Commentary for ASCE/SEI 41-17. FEMA P-2006 provides illustrations of the ASCE 41 evaluation and retrofit methodologies and helpful information on interpretation and use of the ASCE 41 provisions.
SEAOC will be providing a webinar as a state-wide introduction to the FEMA P-2006 publication and ASCE 41 methodology.
This will be followed with more in-depth presentations at in-person seminars in June, co-hosted with SEAOSC and SEAOSD, and Fall 2019, co-hosted with SEAOCC. Sign up for the webinar to find out what the excitement is all about.
Rutherford + Chekene
Bret Lizundia is a structural engineer and principal at Rutherford + Chekene in San Francisco. He has over 30 years of experience in structural design of new buildings, seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, peer review and plan checking, and applied research and guideline development. He was project manager and coauthor of FEMA 547 Techniques for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings, a coauthor of FEMA 306/307 Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings, Project Technical Director for the update to FEMA P-154 Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards, and the Project Technical Director for ATC-124 project that led to the publication of FEMA P-2006. He is a past president of the Applied Technology Council and the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California.
EARLY BIRD by May 31
$100 for All
Starting June 1
$120 for SEAOC Members (must log in to access)
$150 for Non-Members*
*Other state SEA members are eligible for the SEAOC member price (a savings of $30). To redeem, please contact SEAOC to request a discount code.