Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Buildings

Monday, July 21 (8:00am - 5:00pm)

Hilton Anchorage

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.

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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.

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NigelPriestleyHeadshot Dr. Nigel Priestley
Professor Emeritus UC San Diego
MicheleCalviHeadshot Dr. Michele Calvi
Professor Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) di Pavia, Italy
MervynKowalskyHeadshot Dr. Mervyn Kowalsky
Professor North Carolina State University