Nonstructural damage has
historically accounted for 25-50% of the damage observed in recent earthquakes
in the United States. The requirements
for seismic restraint of nonstructural components is not as clear in the
building code as it should be. The
purpose of this short class will be to assist the structural engineer in
knowing when seismic restraint is required, and if it is required when seismic
certification and/or special inspections should be provided. We will discuss the specific requirements for
designated seismic systems and for seismic isolation systems. While most structural engineers are familiar
with how to design the restraint and anchorage of nonstructural components,
they often do not know what should be provided on the construction documents in
order to comply with all of the code requirements.
- 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.