ASCE7 Chapter 16

Issue Team for ASCE7 Chapter 16 on Response History Analysis

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

Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Project goals:

Develop a new Chapter 16 for the current building code (ASCE7-10), which include the provisions for dynamic seismic response history analysis of buildings.

Personal contributions:

Chair the issue-team of 15 national leaders in structural earthquake engineering, responsible for leading the full project and team, including developing the scope and workplan, choosing and recruiting issue-team members, and leading the development of the proposed revisions to Chapter 16 of the ASCE7-10 building code provisions.