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Webinar Recording: 2015 IBC Seismic Design Basics Part I

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This recorded webinar is based upon the design examples “Concrete Shear Walls & Concrete Coupling Beams” in Volume 3 of the SEAOC 2015 IBC Structural/Seismic Design Manual series.

2015 SSDM Volume 1 presents 58 short examples covering most of the key code provisions from ASCE 7 Chapters 11, 12, 13 and 15. These examples have been updated and revised to reflect applicable changes to codes and standards, to provide additional clarification and commentary for the more complex or nuanced provisions, and to incorporate input from the SEAOC Seismology Committee and other practicing engineers regarding latest interpretations and recommended practices.
Seismic Design Basics Part 1 will include examples addressing the equivalent lateral force procedure base shear, vertical distribution, horizontal distribution, and diaphragm and wall seismic design requirements.

Please note that continuing education credit is not available for recorded webinars. 


Ryan Kersting, S.E.
Contributing Author, SEAOC 2015 IBC SSDM Vol. 1
Associate Principal, Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers, Inc.

Ryan Kersting, an Associate Principal and Group Manager at Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers, Inc., has a diverse portfolio of experience in the industry spanning 18 years. He has experience in the full spectrum of structural engineering services, including project design, plan review, and peer review. He is frequently involved in projects which incorporate innovative structural systems, nonlinear analysis techniques, and performance-based designs. He is utilized by B&B's staff as a technical resource for various seismic design and code-related topics. Ryan is an active member of the SEAOC Seismology Committee, was a technical presenter at the 2006 SEAOC Convention, and also served as Chair of the 2007 SEAOC Convention Committee. As Chair of B&B's Continuing Education Committee, he shares his knowledge gained through his outside activities. Additionally, Ryan enjoys mentoring high school students as part of the ACE Mentor Program of Sacramento.

About the Webinar Series

This series of lunchtime webinars features an in-depth look at design examples from SEAOC’s newly published 2015 IBC Structural/Seismic Design Manual (SSDM) Volumes 1, 2 and 3. This will be your opportunity to hear directly from contributing authors of the example problems as they share their significant expertise and experience in the design area and underlying building code provisions of the new 2015 International Building Code (IBC). With built-in time for audience questions and answers at the end of each session, these unique sessions are sure to be useful to experienced and new engineers alike. All webinars will be held live in January and February 2017.

About the SEAOC 2015 IBC Structural/Seismic Design Manual (SSDM) 

The SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual (SSDM), throughout its many editions, has served the purpose of illustrating good seismic design and the correct application of building-code provisions. The SSDM has bridged the gap between the treatment of topics in the building code and ASCE 7, the SEAOC Blue Book (Recommended Lateral Force Requirements and Commentary) and real-world decisions that designers face in their practice.

The SSDM uses example buildings to illustrate code-compliant designs engineered to achieve good performance under seismic loading. The examples address the full range of seismic design considerations, from conceptual level through details of connections and load path.  In some cases simply complying with building-code requirements does not ensure good seismic response; here the SSSDM makes recommendations for exceeding the minimum code requirements in such cases, with discussion of the reasons for doing so.
The newly released 2015 SEAOC SSDM has updated and revised the examples for consistency with the 2015 edition of the International Building Code. Volumes 1, 2, and, 3 (addressing light-frame, tilt-up, masonry, and reinforced concrete buildings) have had the most significant changes. Learn more and purchase your copies today >