SEANM January 2020 Monthly Meeting

January 15, 2020
12:00 PM MST - 1:30 PM MST

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Bohannan Huston Inc.
7500 Jefferson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109


The Most Common Errors in Seismic Design & How to Avoid Them



Tom Heausler, SE, PE
NCSEA - Webinar 



The presentation will identify the most common errors that structural engineers make when performing seismic design and calculations. The presentation will then demonstrate the proper application of Codes and Standards so as to avoid errors and misapplications. The presentation will be based upon IBC 2012, ASCE 7-10, AISC 360-10, AISC 341-10, ACI 318-11 (including Chapter 21 and Appendix D) and other Standards. Topics related to common errors will include:

Seismic Design Category, Importance Factor, Load Path, R Factor, Irregularities, Overstrength, Redundancy, Vertical Seismic Effect, Allowable Stress Design, Orthogonal Effects, Effective Seismic Weight, Distribution of Base Shear Over Height, Modal Response Spectrum Analysis, Accidental Torsion, Drift, Diaphragms, Non-Structural Components, as well as other items.

Please REGISTER AT SEANM.ORG by Monday, 01/13/20.

Lunch will be provided by SEANM for this meeting.

LANL: Office of LANL ES-EPD, TA 00 - Building 0786 - Room 123, 820 Trinity Dr., Los Alamos, NM 87544
Santa Fe: Luchini Trujillo Structural Engineers, Inc., 2019 Galisteo St., Suite D-2, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Please contact the Board if you're interested in hosting a broadcast location, or to watch individually!

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$20.00 Non-Member Meeting Fee

$0.00 Member Meeting Fee