Have an attendance code? Sign In to enter it. This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Benson Shing, Ph.D. P. Benson Shing, Ph.D., is a professor of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He specializes in the analysis and design of concrete and masonry structures, and has been the principal investigator of a number of research projects to study, improve, and predict the performance of these structures under extreme seismic load conditions. His research involves large-scale quasi-static and shaking-table testing, and the development of nonlinear constitutive models and finite element models to assess and predict the global as well as local damage behavior of concrete and masonry structures. He is a member of the Seismic Subcommittee and the Flexure, Axial Load, and Shear Subcommittee of TMS 402 on Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures.