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Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Webinar Description


Purpose. This presentation will summarize the NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 2, Seismic Design of Steel Special Moment Frames - A Guide for Practicing Engineers, Second Edition (NIST GCR-16-917-41), and discuss upcoming updates to the brief. Special proportioning and detailing requirements are imposed to enable these structures to safely resist strong earthquake shaking while experiencing substantial inelastic behavior. ANSI/AISC 341-16 provides detailed design requirements relating to materials, framing members, connections, and construction quality assurance and quality control. AISC 341 references ANSI/AISC 358-16, which is written to facilitate and standardize the selection and design of steel special moment frame connections to allow their use without the need for project- specific testing. A series of different moment connection details are presented in AISC 358-16 and additional connections are anticipated to be added in future editions. This Technical Brief is written for practicing structural engineers to assist in their understanding and application of the AISC 341, AISC 358, and other standards applicable to steel special moment frame design.

Intended Audience. The webinar has been specifically designed for practicing structural engineers, but will also be useful for building officials, educators, researchers, and students.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each registrant of the Webinar will receive an electronic certificate documenting 1.5 PDHs.

Webinar Handouts. Registrants will receive access to a PDF of both the Technical Brief No. 2 and the presenter's PowerPoint presentation in advance of the webinar.

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


About the Presenter


Webinar Presenter. James O. Malley, P.E., S.E., is Senior Principal with Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco, California. and has more than thirty-three years' experience in the design of structural engineering projects. He chaired the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Task Committee on Seismic Design from 1995-2015, and became chair of AISC Committee on Specifications in 2016, which he has served on since 2000. He received the Institute's T. R. Higgins award in 2010 and a Lifetime Achievement award in 2012. He also serves as a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council's Provision's Update Committee. Following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, he served as Product Director for Topical Investigations of the SAC Joint Venture.

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