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Seismic Design Series Part #1 | Introduction to the Seismic Design Manual, Provisions in ASCE 7-16 and 2018 IBC, and Wood Diaphragms

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This presentation will cover examples from Volume 1 and 2. Volume 1 of the 2018 SSDM focuses on provisions in ASCE 7-16 and the 2018 IBC. This presentation will go through examples in Volume 1 that have been updated as a result of changes from ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16 and from the 2015 IBC to the 2018 IBC. The design example presented from Volume 2 will explore methods to address the high diaphragm shears and the challenges associated with the potentially large deflections. The example will illustrate implementation of the new ASCE 7-16 diaphragm design force provisions as well as a discussion of other new research developments on large diaphragm behavior in these buildings.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.

Please note: This webinar is part of the Seismic Design Series and is not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription.


  • Katy Briggs, S.E.

    Katy Briggs, S.E., was the Volume 1 project manager and co-project manager for the 2018 SSDM. She is a co-founder of BASE Design and has a wide-range of experience in the AEC industry. She has managed the structural design and analysis of new buildings, retrofits of existing buildings, and the post-disaster evaluation of existing buildings. Her project work includes education, healthcare, government, correctional, residential, and commercial facilities, utilizing a variety of building materials. This work has been done for clients ranging from individual owners to architects to government agencies.

  • John Lawson, S.E.

    John Lawson is a licensed Structural Engineer (CA, AZ) and Professor in Architectural Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. With over 25 years of experience, Lawson oversaw the engineering of over 100 million square feet of tilt-up building construction and has authored numerous papers on concrete tilt-up construction including design examples in the SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual. He has a BS in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a MS in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.

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January 14, 2021
Thu 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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