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The Proceedings contain unedited papers presented by the authors at the 2018 SEAOC Convention on September 12-15, 2018 in Palm Desert, CA. These papers reflect the opinions, positions, and commentary of the authors and do not represent a consensus viewpoint of the Structural Engineers Association of California.  The material presented in this publication should not be used or relied upon for any specific application without competent examination and verification of its accuracy, suitability, and applicability by qualified professionals.  This document is not intended, nor should it establish or define a “standard of care” or a “standard of practice.”  Users of information from this publication assume all liability from such use.

Here is a list of the papers included for 2018:

A New Seismic Retrofit Ordinance Framework and Review of Evaluation Report Requirements 
Jonathan Buckalew, Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers 
Russell McLellan, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 
Daniel Zepeda, Degenkolb Engineers 
David Yoo, LPA, Inc.

A Preview of the SEAOC Blue Book Article on Stair and Ramp Design
Andreanna Tzortzis, PE 
Joseph Collins, SE Arup Oakland, CA

Addressing the Need for Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Wall Elements with Advanced Composites
Tomás T. Jimenez, P.E.
Jose Duran 
Scott F. Arnold Fyfe Company San Diego, CA

Bridging Challenges Through Innovative Design for UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business
Leo Panian, SE, Principal 
Tim Strickland, SE, Associate, Tipping Structural Engineers Berkeley, CA

Building Thinking Machines: Enhancing the Built Environment through Artificial Intelligence
Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, LEED BD+C, Partner 
Alessandro Beghini, PhD, PE, SE, Associate Director 
Samantha Walker, PE 
Abhinav Bindal Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP San Francisco, CA
Anthony Sarkis Diffgram Santa Clara, CA

California Health Care Facilities Post-Earthquake Response Using ShakeCast
Ali Sumer, Ph.D., S.E., District Structural Engineer OSHPD
Hussain Bhatia, Ph.D., S.E., Supervisor OSHPD
Manraj Singh, IT Specialist I OSHPD
Patrick Rodgers, S.E., Senior Structural Engineer OSHPD

The Case for a Probabilistic Approach to Evaluating the Effectiveness of Rules for Considering Orthogonal Effects
Henry V Burton, PhD, SE, Nilofar Doorandish and Thomas Sabol, PhD, SE University of California Los Angeles, CA
Jianze Wang and Kaoshan Dai, PhD Tongji University Shanghai, China

The Evaluation of Current Wall-to-Roof Anchorage Force Provisions for Single-Story Concrete and Masonry Buildings with Lightweight Flexible Diaphragms
John Lawson, SE, Associate Professor Dept. of Architectural Engineering California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Maria Koliou, Assistant Professor Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Andre Filiatrault, Professor Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, N&Y
University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia, Italy
Dominic Kelly, SE, Principal Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Waltham, MA

Evaluation of Seismic Design Provisions for Torsionally Irregular Buildings
David (Jared) DeBock, PhD, PE California State University, Chico, Chico, CA 
Michael Valley, PE, SE Magnusson Klemencic Associates Seattle, WA

Example Application Guide for ASCE/SEI 41-13: Selected Design Examples
Bret Lizundia, Executive Principal, Rutherford + Chekene, San Francisco, CA 
Michael Braund, Principal, Degenkolb Engineers, San Diego, CA 
Jim Collins, Executive Vice President, PCS Structural Solutions, Tacoma, WA 
Ron LaPlante, Supervising Structural Engineer, DSA, San Diego, CA 
Brian McDonald, Principal Engineer, Exponent, Menlo Park, CA 
Mark Moore, Executive Principal, ZFA Structural Engineers, San Francisco, CA 
Michael Mahoney, Senior Geophysicist, FEMA, Washington, DC 
Andrew Herseth, Physical Scientist, FEMA, Washington, DC 
William Holmes, Consulting Structural Engineer, San Francisco, CA 
Ayse Hortacsu, Director of Projects, ATC, Redwood City, CA

Existing Buildings and the “10% Rule”: Are We In Agreement?
Daniel Zepeda, S.E. Degenkolb Engineers
Garrett Hagen, S.E. Degenkolb Engineers
Kevin O’Connell, S.E. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Russell McLellan, P.E. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Jonathan Buckalew, S.E. Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers
Ali Sumer, S.E. OSHPD

Expected Performance of New Building-Code-Compliant Buildings in California
Katherine Wade, Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC D.
Jared DeBock, California State University, Chico, Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC 
Curt Haselton, California State University, Chico, Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC 
Dustin Cook, University of Colorado, Boulder 
Edward Almeter, Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC

FORWARD: Second Generation B2B/BORP and Resilient Planning for Existing Buildings
Anna Lang, Zylient, Inc. 
Jonathan Buckalew, Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers 
Ronald Mayes, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 
Katie Wade, Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC

Going Deep: New Testing, Analysis and Design Provisions for Expanded Use of Yield-Link® Structural Fuse Technology in Steel SMF’s
Steven E. Pryor, S.E. 
Brandon Chi, S.E. 
Frank Ding, Ph.D. Simpson Strong-Tie Pleasanton, CA
Johnn Judd, Ph.D., S.E. University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
Thomas M. Murray, Ph.D., P.E. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA

The ICC Tall Wood Building Ad Hoc Proposals: 9, 12, 18 stories of Mass Timber?
Scott Breneman, PhD, SE, Senior Technical Director WoodWorks – Wood Products Council Spokane, WA
Matt Timmers, SE, Associate Principal John A. Martin & Associates Los Angeles, CA

IDA Cases Studies: Seismic Performance and Plan Torsion
Michael J. Korolyk, SE 
Joy W. Wei, PE, Tipping Structural Engineers Berkeley, CA

Ikitelli City Hospital
Murat Melek, PhD SE, Associate
Aysegul Gogus, PhD SE, Senior Engineer
Lauren Biscombe, PE, Engineer
Nami Rokhgar, Engineer, Arup Los Angeles, CA

Improving Resiliency in Buildings with Precast
Jon Mohle, S.E.
Clark Pacific West Sacramento, California
Kal Benuska, S.E. John A. Martin & Associates Los Angeles, California
Jaime Garza, S.E. John A. Martin & Associates Los Angeles, California
Matthew Michnewich, P.E. John A. Martin & Associates Los Angeles, California
Jennifer Cheng, P.E. John A. Martin & Associates Los Angeles, California
Christine Pang, E.I.T. John A. Martin & Associates Los Angeles, California

Innovative Seismic Upgrade Programs for U.S. Naval Hospitals and Medical Facilities – Case Studies
David B. Swanson, P.E., S.E., Principal, Reid Middleton, Inc. 
Brian Matsumoto, P.E., S.E., Senior Engineer, Reid Middleton, Inc. 
Kenny O’Neill, P.E., Project Engineer, Reid Middleton, Inc. 
Erik Bishop, P.E., Project Engineer, Reid Middleton, Inc. 
Darin Aveyard, P.E., Project Engineer, Reid Middleton, Inc. 
Michael Fraser, P.E., PhD, Geotechnical Engineer, NAVFAC SW

Performance Assessment of Low- and Mid-Rise Office and Hospital RC Shear Wall Buildings
Vesna Terzic, Assistant Professor, California State University Long Beach 
Kristijan Kolozvari, Assistant Professor, California State University Fullerton 
Daniel Saldana, Graduate Student, California State University Long Beach

Post-Earthquake Christchurch: A City Rebuilding in Steel
Michel Bruneau, Professor University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
Gregory MacRae, Professor University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand

Practical Applications of Resilient-Based Design Using FEMA P-58 and SP3 Risk Model
David Yoo, P.E. 
Daniel Stone, P.E. 
Zeeshan Masood, S.E. 
Bryan Seamer, S.E., LPA Design Studios Irvine, CA

Practical Lessons from the 2018 Taiwan Hualien Earthquake
Jiun-Wei Lai, Ph.D., P.E. Degenkolb Engineers, Oakland, CA
Char-Hung Lin, P.E. Former Office Head of T.Y.Lin International Group Hualien Office, Taiwan
Justin C. H. Shih, Ph.D, S.E. Justin C. H. Shih Structural Engineer & Associates, Tainan, Taiwan
Daniel Zepeda, S.E. Degenkolb Engineers, Los Angeles, CA

Prestandard for Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of One- and Two-Family Dwellings (FEMA P-1100, ATC-110 Project) 
Colin Blaney, Structural Engineer, Buehler & Buehler, San Carlos, California 
Kelly Cobeen, Structural Engineer Wiss Janney Elstner Assoc., Emeryville, California 
Ayse Hortacsu, Project Manager, Applied Technology Council, Redwood City, California 
Tom Anderson, Retired Contractor, Stanwood, Washington 
Vikki Bourcier, Structural Engineer, Hohbach Lewin, Eugene, Oregon 
Michael Cochran Structural Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti, Los Angeles, California
J. Daniel Dolan, Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 
Andre Filiatrault, Professor, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 
Brian McDonald, Structural Engineer, Exponent, Menlo Park, California 
John Osteraas, Structural Engineer, Exponent, Menlo Park, California 
Weichiang Pang, Professor, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 

Quantitative Evaluation of Code Provisions for Vertically Irregular Frame Buildings
Katherine Wade, Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC D. 
Jared DeBock, California State University, Chico Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC 
Dustin Cook, Colorado State University, Boulder 
Curt Haselton, California State University, Chico Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC 
Michael Valley, Magnusson Klemencic Associates 
Thomas Sabol, Englekirk Structural Engineers University of California, Los Angeles

A Reliability-Based Deformation Capacity Model for ACI 318 Compliant Special Structural Walls
Saman A. Abdullah, PhD Candidate University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
John W. Wallace, Professor University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

SEAOSC EBC Upcoming Design Guide for Seismic Risk Mitigation Ordinances of Pre-Northridge Steel Moment Frame Buildings 
Daniel Zepeda, S.E. Degenkolb Engineers 
Russell McLellan, P.E. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 
Jonathan Buckalew, S.E. Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers 
Garrett Hagen, S.E. Degenkolb Engineers 
Jeff Roi, S.E. Degenkolb Engineers 
Ricardo Roldan, Ph.D., P.E. Englekirk 

SEAOSC Safer Cities Reconnaissance Team: Building Performance Observations and Community Resilience Assessment following the M7.1, September 19, 2017 Central Mexico Earthquake
Daniel Zepeda Degenkolb Engineers
Kenneth O’Dell MHP Structural Engineers
Dion Marriott Holmes Structures
Martin B. Hudson Wood
Russell McLellan Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Raul Jimenez Brandow & Johnston
Ricardo Roldan Englekirk

Seismic Design Coefficients & Considerations When Using ASCE 7 For Seismic Retrofit
Sandy Hohener, S.E. Degenkolb Engineers
Russell McLellan, P.E. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Garrett Hagen, S.E. Degenkolb Engineers
Daniel Zepeda, S.E. Degenkolb Engineers
SEAOSC Existing Buildings Committee

Seismic Isolation Retrofit of an Antique Religious Sculpture
Chelsea Drenick SE
Ethan Meier PE
Kevin Zucco SE 
Will Korger SE ZFA Structural Engineers Santa Rosa, California

Seismic Retrofit of the Historic Ninth Avenue Terminal Warehouse in Oakland, CA
Sam X. Yao, PhD, PE, Senior Principal Justin J. Pyun, SE, Senior Staff I Simpson, Gumpertz and Heger Oakland, CA

Seismic Strengthening and Uplift of the 1904 Wellington Town Hall
Laura Whitehurst, SE, CMEngNZ, Senior Project Engineer 
Hamish McKenzie, CPEngNZ, Principal 
Anna Philpott, Senior Project Engineer, Holmes Consulting Wellington, New Zealand

Should We Rely on Existing Building Lateral Systems when Retrofitting Buildings?
Jaime Garza, SE, John A. Martin & Associates 
Vesna Terzic, Ph.D., California State University Long Beach 
Xin Qian, Ph.D., John A. Martin & Associates 
Daniel Saldana, California State University Long Beach 
Steven C. Ball, SE, John A. Martin & Associates

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) CyberShake Research Project – Use in Building Design/Analysis
Martin B. Hudson (Wood) 
Cairo Briceno (Parsons)
Josh Gebelein (Parsons) 
Gabriel Acero (AECOM) 
Bernard Cruz (Hilti) 
William Seckler (William S. Seckler Civil Engineer) 
Matthew Breaks (Risha Engineering) 
Michael Cochran (Thornton Tomasetti) 
Nimesh Parikh (MHP) Farzin Zareian (University of California, Irvine)

What Buildings Can’t Be Seismically Retrofit Using ASCE 41, and Why That’s OK
Kelly Cobeen, Structural Engineer Wiss Janney Elstner Assoc., Emeryville, California

What Does Resilience Signify for Structural Engineers?
Jonathan Buckalew, SE, Project Engineer Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers San Francisco, CA
Erica Fischer, PhD, PE, Assistant Professor Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
Christopher Horiuchi, SE, LEED AP BD+C, Project Engineer Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP San Francisco, CA
Megan Stringer, SE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Engineer Holmes Structures San Francisco, CA

What you didn’t already know about URM infills: Limiting drift vs identifying falling hazard in Downtown LA’s Historic Core
Milad A Oliaee, Project Engineer Holmes Structures Los Angeles, CA
Vertically Post-Tensioned Shear Walls: A Case Study
Parbi Boodaghian 
Matthew Timmers, SE, John A. Martin & Associates Los Angeles, CA