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SEAOC CRSI Design Guide Webinars

 Export to Your Calendar 10/28/2020 to 11/24/2020
When: Wednesday, October 28 - Tuesday, November 24
12:00 - 2:00 PM PT
Where: Online
United States
Contact: SEAOC Office
(415) 764-4822

Online registration is available until: 11/24/2020
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SEAOC has teamed up with Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), to present webinars on their new publication titled Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (Design Guide). SEAOC members have the choice of attending a one-hour introductory webinar, an eight-hour four-webinar series, or both.

The webinars provide an overview of the recently published Design Guide as well information on the major changes that occurred from the 2014 to the 2019 edition of ACI 318. The purpose of the Design Guide is to assist in the proper application of the provisions in the 2019 edition of Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-19) for cast-in-place concrete buildings with nonprestressed reinforcement.

The main goals of the seminars are to provide:

  • A simplified roadmap that can be used to navigate through the updated ACI 318 requirements
  •  Step-by-step design procedures and design aids that make designing and detailing reinforced concrete buildings simpler and faster

Design and detailing of the following structural members are covered for buildings assigned to Seismic Design Categories A through F with emphasis placed on the revisions made in ACI 318-19:

  • One-way slabs
  • Two-way slabs
  • Beams
  • Columns
  • Walls
  • Diaphragms
  • Foundations (shallow and deep)
  • Beam-column and slab-column joints
  • Earthquake-resistant structures (SDC B and C)
  • Earthquake-resistant structures (SDC D, E, and F)

Design aids, flowcharts, and worked-out examples are presented that illustrate the design and detailing requirements. Included are examples not commonly found in other reinforced concrete resources.


Introductory Webinar: October 28, 2020 - FREE | 12:00 - 1:00 PM Pacific. 
A one-hour introductory webinar will be presented Wednesday October 28, noon to 1:00 pacific time. Join this webinar to get a preview of the Design Guide and of the full eight-hour webinar series. 

Detailed Webinar Series: November 3, 10, 17, and 24 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM Pacific. 
A detailed eight-hour webinar series will be presented in four two-hour sessions. These will be held November 3, 10, 17 and 24 from noon to 2:00 pacific time.


Registration cost is per attendee. Each attendee is required to register separately.

October 28, 2020 
FREE for both Members and Non Members

Detailed Series on November 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2020
$250 for *Members
$300 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.

The detailed webinar series registration fee includes:

  • A hard copy of the CRSI Design Guide, one per registration.
  • A continuing education PDH certificate, one per registration.

The introductory series on October 27th does not include a hard copy of the CRSI Design Guide.

A minimum of 20 registrants will be required for the webinar series; should registration fall below this level the event will be cancelled, and registration refunded.


The presenters for this webinar series will be David A. Fanella, Ph.D, S.E., P.E., F.ACI, F.ASCE, F. SEI, Senior Director of Engineering at CRSI, and Kevin Bott P.E, CRSI Western Regional Office.

David A. Fanella, Ph.D, S.E., P.E., F.ACI, F. SEI

David is the Senior Director of Engineering at the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. He has 30 years of experience in the design of a wide variety of buildings and other structures. David has authored numerous technical publications and is a member of several ACI Committees. He also serves on ASCE Committee 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Alfred E. Lindau Award from the American Concrete Institute for outstanding contributions to reinforced concrete design practice. David is a licensed structural and professional engineer in Illinois and is a past board member and president of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.



Kevin bott, p.e.

Kevin joins CRSI as the Western Region Manager after 13 years of experience as a structural engineer in Tampa, Florida. Kevin’s design experience includes a wide array of structures, including football stadiums, hospitals, medical office buildings, theme park and entertainment structures, single and multi-family residential, and parking garages. Recently, Kevin was working as a forensic engineer for litigated claims mainly involving water intrusion and the building envelope. He also performed storm damage assessments and repair protocols for buildings that had been damaged by hurricanes. Kevin graduated from the University of Notre Dame with Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and Mathematics and obtained a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.