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Mastering Seismic Design: Answers to the Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions

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In this highly informative session, we have curated a comprehensive compilation of frequently asked seismic questions. Our primary focus will be on shedding light on the often-misunderstood or incorrectly applied ASCE 7 seismic provisions, specifically tailored for practicing structural engineers. Prepare to delve into key topics including the importance of redundancy, deciphering the complexities of R, Cd, and Ωo, tackling irregularities, understanding the orthogonal effect, demystifying site-specific response spectrum, and a myriad of other captivating subjects. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of seismic design, equipping you with the knowledge to confidently navigate these seismic challenges.

  • Course will award 1.5 hour of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 States. NY does not accept hours from recordings.


  • Emily Guglielmo, P.E., S.E

    Emily Guglielmo, P.E., S.E., earned her Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA, and her Master's Degree in Structural Engineering from UC Berkeley. She has two decades of structural engineering experience, all with Martin/Martin, Inc. She began her career in their Denver, CO area office, and is currently a Principal with the firm, managing their San Francisco Bay Area office. She has lectured on seismic provisions across the nation. Emily is the Chair for the ASCE 7-28 seismic committee. A licensed SE, Emily has received a number of awards, including SEI Fellow and the Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award, for effective instruction for practicing structural engineers.

  • Seth Thomas, P.E., S.E.

    Seth Thomas, P.E., S.E., works at KPFF Consulting Engineers and is a licensed structural engineer. Seth has been involved in code development his entire career and currently is a voting member of the tsunami, flood, seismic and main committees for the ASCE 7-28. Seth has been involved in multiple tsunami and performance based seismic design projects including OSU Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (first tsunami vertical evacuation projects in Oregon), Ocosta Middle School (first tsunami evacuation project in Washington), the Portland International Airport PDXNext Project, Multnomah County Central Courthouse (MCCCH), and the VA Portland Hospital Seismic Retrofit.

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November 16, 2023
Thu 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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