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Webinar Recording: 2015 IBC Seismic Design Basics Part II

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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 2 will include examples addressing seismic force-resisting systems, structural irregularities, and provisions for design of discontinuous systems.

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


Kelly Cobeen, S.E.
Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.  

Kelly Cobeen is an Associate Principal with Wiss Janney Elstner Associates in their San Francisco office, and is a registered Civil and Structural Engineer. Her work experience includes a wide range of project types, sizes and construction materials, with a special interest in seismic resistance of light-frame construction. She has been involved in numerous code development, research and educational activities, including updates to the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings, the ASCE 7 seismic provisions, numerous Applied Technology Council publications, and Uniform Building Code, International Building Code and International Residential Code development. Kelly is coauthor of the Design of Wood Structures textbook, and is past-president of SEAOC.

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 >