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Webinar Date

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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3:00 PM Eastern 2:00 PM Central
1:00 PM Mountain 12:00 PM Pacific

Webinar Description

Purpose. The purpose of the Webinar is to provide an overview of the NIST GCR 14-917-30 report, Use of High-Strength Reinforcement in Earthquake Resistant Structures, developed under the ATC-98 Project. The feasibility of using ASTM A706 Grade 80 reinforcement and the potential for using Grades 100 and 120 as primary reinforcement for seismic-force-resisting systems (SFRS) were studied. This webinar will highlight the findings and recommendations of the ATC-98 Project, which was funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The findings address topics such as (i) desirable mechanical properties for high-strength reinforcing steel, (ii) the deformation capacity of concrete members reinforced with high-strength longitudinal reinforcement, (iii) minimum depths of interior beam-column joints in special moment frames, (iv) spacing of the transverse reinforcement to delay buckling of the longitudinal reinforcement, (v) requirements for detailing lap-spliced bars, and (iv) potential cost savings. Recommended changes to ACI 318 to allow for the use of Grade 80 reinforcement in elements of the seismic-force-resisting system will be discussed. For Grade 100 and 120, recommendations for additional research will be made.

Intended Audience. This ATC Training Webinar on the NIST GCR 14-917-30 report has been designed for structural engineers, researchers, educators, and students who are interested in the use of higher strength reinforcement in members resisting earthquake effects.

Training Webinar Handouts. Registrants will receive access to pdf electronic copies of the NIST GCR 14-917-30 report and the Training Presentation in advance of the Webinar.

Technical Requirements. A computer with access to the internet and a phone line are required.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each registrant of the NIST GCR 14-917-30 report Webinar will receive an electronic certificate documenting 1.5 PDHs. Each additional participant sharing the registrantís computer may obtain PDH documentation for $5 using a form provided following the webinar.

About the Presenter

Webinar Presenter. Dominic J. Kelly, P.E., S.E., Principal of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. has more than 20 years of experience as a licensed engineer designing, evaluating, rehabilitating, and investigating structures. He has performed numerous seismic evaluations of structures, designed structures for high seismic demands and performance, and retrofitted structures to resist earthquake effects. Mr. Kelly served as the Project Technical Director for the ATC-98 Project and is the Project Technical Director for the ATC/Charles Pankow Foundationís Project ATC-115 Development of a Roadmap on Use of High-Strength Reinforcement in Reinforced Concrete Design. Mr. Kelly is also a member of the Structural Concrete Building Code Committee (ACI 318), Seismic Code Committee for development of ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, and National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Provisions Update Committee of the Building Seismic Safety Council.

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  Webinar Registration (Regular rate)    $150 USD
  Webinar Registration (ATC Subscriber Rate)    $140 USD
  Webinar Registration (ATC Subscriber Enrollment + Discounted Rate)    $175 USD
  Student rate    $75 USD
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