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SEAOC Webinar Series: ASCE 41 Design Examples (FEMA P-2006)
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6/25/2020 to 7/29/2020
When: 06/25/2020 - 07/29/2020
12:00 - 1:00 pm PDT
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Contact: SEAOC Office
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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. This six-week webinar series will present an overall introduction. 

Webinars will be held 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, starting June 25 and ending July 29. The dates are as follows:

Thursday, June 25: Introduction and Overview
Presenter: Bret Lizundia, Rutherford + Chekene

Wednesday, July 1: ASCE 41 Performance Objectives, Analysis Procedures, and Acceptance Criteria
Presenters: Bret Lizundia, Rutherford + Chekene
, Ron LaPlante, Division of the State Architect


Wednesday, July 8: Steel Moment Frame Example
Presenter: Wayne Brown, Miyamoto International


Wednesday, July 15: Steel Braced Frame Example
Presenter: Michael Braund, Degenkolb Engineers


Wednesday, July 22: Concrete Shear Wall Example
Presenter: Bret Lizundia, Rutherford + Chekene


Wednesday, July 29: Tier 1 Screening and Tier 2 Deficiency-Based Evaluation and Retrofit with Tilt-Up Concrete Example
Presenter: Ron LaPlante, Division of the State Architect

The FEMA P-2006 publication is available for free download from the FEMA publications site.


Registration Pricing


EARLY BIRD by JUNE 17                          Starting June 18

Full Six-Webinar Package                                         Full Six-Webinar Package
$200 for *Members                                                          $250 for *Members
$250 for Non-Members                                                    $300 for Non-Members

Individual Webinar Purchase                                    Individual Webinar Purchase
$50 for *Members                                                             $50 for *Members
$60 for Non-Members                                                      $60 for Non-Members 

*SESOC Members, please watch for a message from SESOC or contact for a code to receive the SEAOC Member price during checkout.


Bret Lizundia, 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.




Ron LaPlante, California Division of the State Architect

Ron LaPlante, S.E., is a Supervising Structural Engineer with the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and is responsible for overseeing all structural plan review for schools in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties.   He has been at the DSA for 15 years and served as the engineer responsible for promulgating the DSA structural amendments in the 2013 and 2016 California Building Code.  He is active in building code development and is a member of the ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee.  He is a contributing author to the ATC-124/FEMA P-2006 Example Application Guide for ASCE 41-13.  Prior to joining DSA, Ron was a practicing structural engineer focused on seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings and new building design.   Ron earned a BS from Cal Poly Pomona and a MS from UC Berkeley.



Wayne Brown, Miyamoto International

Wayne Brown, S.E. is a Senior Associate with Miyamoto International in San Diego. He has extensive experience performing structural peer review, seismic evaluation and strengthening, renovation, and new building design. He is a member of ASCE standards committee 41 which publishes Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings. Wayne is also the past chair of the Existing Building committees of both the Structural Engineers Association of California and San Diego.



Michael Braund, Degenkolb Engineers

Michael Braund is a Principal and Office Director of Degenkolb Engineers’ San Diego office. Michael is a California-licensed Structural Engineer and is an active contributor to the seismic code development process. His professional career has been focused on the design and seismic retrofit of critical buildings. He is also an active member on ASCE’s standards committee that produces ASCE/SEI 41 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings, and has served as Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of California’s Existing Buildings Committee.  Michael was a member of the Project Technical Committee for the ATC-124 project that developed FEMA P-2006.  He is a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego.