Development of Simplified Seismic Design Procedures

Development of Simplified Seismic Design Procedures: Dev. of Stand-Alone Simplified Seismic Design Provisions for Seismic Design Category B Buildings

Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Project goals:

Develop stand-alone simplified seismic design guidelines for ASCE 7 for Seismic Design Category B buildings (i.e. buildings in low-seismic design regions).  Approximate budget is $150,000. 

Personal contributions:

Chair the working group to accomplish this task, including collaboratively developing the workplan (with the Chairman of the Project Management Committee), selecting working group members, and developing the project budget.

Be actively involved in the project technical work, including leading the effort to create the proposed revisions to the seismic design provisions.