Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Buildings
Monday, July 21 (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Room: Alaska Ballrom - Denali; Hilton Hotel
This seminar will introduce participants to displacement-based seismic design (DDBD) and demonstrate how it can be implemented in the design office as a simple and rational alternative to current prescriptive methods of seismic design. The course will show that serious conceptual problems exist with current force-based seismic design and will demonstrate how these deficiencies are resolved when a simple displacement-based design approach is adopted. The DDBD approach results in structures with uniform seismic risk for a given performance level, which is compatible with uniform risk spectra. This is not achieved with current force-based design procedures.
Early-bird registration is $295. A companion textbook, if ordered as a part of early-bird registration for the seminar, can be obtained for the price of $120, including shipping, and will be available for pickup at the seminar. Note that current prices for the textbook on Amazon are $206. Registration increases to $365 on June 27th, at which point companion textbooks are no longer available.
|Dr. Nigel Priestley
Professor Emeritus UC San Diego
|Dr. Michele Calvi
Professor Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) di Pavia, Italy
|Dr. Mervyn Kowalsky
Professor North Carolina State University