2017 Spring Seminar: New Provisions and Changes in the 2016 CBC

 

2017 SEAONC Spring Seminar

New Provisions and Changes in the 2016 CBC

Wednesdays, March 8 and 15, 2017

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. <--NOTE NEW START TIME!

PG&E Auditorium, San Francisco

 

The SEAONC Spring Seminar will cover the newest provisions in the 2016 California Building Code (CBC). Based on the 2015 International Building Code, the 2016 CBC went into effect on January 1, 2017. This seminar will present an overview of the most significant changes in the code with special focus on the new material reference standards for concrete, masonry, and wood. We will also discuss the latest special inspection requirements in CBC Chapter 17, and the newly formed California Existing Building Code (formerly CBC Chapter 34). Through this seminar, attendees will gain a better understanding of the key code changes relevant to the practicing structural engineer.
 
 
Evening 1:
 
Wood Code Update: NDS/SDPWS 2015
Speaker: Michelle Kam-Biron, American Wood Council
 
This presentation provides an overview of the changes in the 2016 California Building Code (CBC), AWC's 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction, and the 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). The adoption of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) in the CBC and the NDS, the shear wall adjustment factors for stiffness and strength and clarification of the provisions for open-front structures in SDPWS, are among the topics that will be discussed.
 
The Code Change Process and Recent Code Changes Regarding
Rooftop PV Systems and Façade Access Systems
Speaker: Gwenyth Searer, SE, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates
 
The building code is a constantly evolving public policy document.  Have you ever wondered how changes to the building code occur?   Are there any recent code changes about which you should be aware?
 
Ms. Searer will first give an overview of how the ICC code change process works, and then will delve into recent changes to the building code that govern rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems and facade access systems.
 
Masonry Code Update: Seismic Design of Masonry Structures based on TMS 402-13/16
Speaker: Professor Benson Shing, UC San Diego
This presentation will discuss recent code revisions in the masonry reference standards TMS 402/ACI 530 – 13 and the forthcoming changes in the 2016 standard with respect to the seismic design of reinforced masonry structures. The presentation will also touch on design issues and recommendations for special reinforced masonry shear walls as discussed in NIST NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 9 (NIST GCR 14-917-31), and the system-level performance of code-compliant masonry structures, based on new insights gained from recent research.
Evening 2:
 
Overview of Changes to the 2016 CBC and California Existing Building Code
Speaker: David Ojala, Thornton Tomasetti
 
This presentation will provide an overview of changes in the 2016 California Building Code, with focus on the newly formed California Existing Building Code (formerly Chapter 34). This presentation highlights all key code changes relevant to the practicing structural engineer, including a brief review of the new reference standards in wood, masonry, and concrete, and then a lengthier discussion on recent changes to Chapter 16 – Structural Design, Chapter 17 – Special Inspections, Chapter 18 – Soils and Foundations, Chapter 22 – Steel, Chapter 24 – Glass and Glazing, and Chapter 34 – Existing Structures.  
 
Chapter 17 Update: Special Inspections
Speaker: Art Dell, SOHA Engineers
 
The SEAONC Construction Quality Assurance Committee has been maintaining a “Guidelines for Special Inspection and Structural Observation” document since the 1997 UBC.   The Guidelines  includes a detailed commentary on Chapter 17 of the California Building Code, and covers the basics of how special inspection, testing, and the engineer’s structural observations should be used to help ensure that a construction project is built to the quality intended by the designer (and by the building code.)  CQA is currently updating the Guidelines to reflect the new and modified provisions of the 2016 CBC.  This presentation will focus on the 2016 CBC changes to the Chapter 17 provisions on special inspection, testing, and structural observation, but will also highlight a few critical inspection and testing issues of which the engineer should be aware. 
 
Concrete Code Update: ACI-318-14 – Reorganization and Other Code Changes
Speaker: Professor Jack Moehle, UC Berkeley
 
The first part of the presentation will introduce the ACI 318-14 Code, which is completely reorganized relative to the ACI 318-11 and earlier Codes. The reorganization includes rearranging technical content, consolidating provisions, and changing the style of the Code presentation. The presentation will outline the revisions and walk through a typical member chapter. The second part of the presentation will address major technical changes going from ACI 318-11 to ACI 318-14. One new chapter addresses general requirements for diaphragm design. Minor changes are made to effective flange widths and mild reinforcement in flanges of prestressed beams. Various updates are also made for concrete mixtures. For seismic design, the major changes are: (a) enhanced transverse reinforcement requirements for columns with high axial loads; (b) limits on beam-column joint aspect ratio and longitudinal reinforcement detailing; (c) transverse reinforcement and slenderness limits in boundary elements of structural walls; (d) additional requirements for A615 reinforcement substituted for A706 reinforcement; and (e) restrictions on use of transverse reinforcement made up of headed bars or cross-welded bars. Time permitting, the speaker may provide a glimpse of changes in progress as part of the ACI 318-19 Code development process.

Speaker Biographies:
 
Michelle Kam-Biron, American Wood Council

Michelle Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and Senior Director of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC) where she oversees and develops continuing educational resources related to structural wood for architects, engineers, and code officials.  She has authored several articles and white papers related to wood construction and has over 20 years of experience managing, designing and plan reviewing a wide range of projects of various structural materials as well as Division of State Architect contract plan review.  Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering, is a certified Earthquake Disaster Assessment volunteer and a member of the International Code Council.   She also volunteers her time on the NCSEA Basic Wood Education and CALBO Structural Safety Committees, is Chair of ASCE-SEI Wood Education Committee, SEAOC Director and a SEAOSC Immediate Past-President.
 
Gwenyth Searer, SE, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates

Ms. Searer is a licensed structural engineer and has served on the national ICC Structural Code Committee – which regulates the structural provisions of the International Building Code and the International Existing Building Code -- for four consecutive code development cycles.  She is a voting member of both the SEAOC Wind Committee and the SEAOC Solar Photovoltaic Systems Committee.  She also holds a Scaffold Inspection and Testing certificate from Cal/OSHA and regularly evaluates and designs window washing and exterior building maintenance (i.e., facade access) systems.
 
Prof. Benson Shing, UC San Diego
 
P. Benson Shing is a professor of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, where he teaches structural analysis, the mechanics and design of concrete and masonry structures, and seismic design and analysis. He currently serves as the Chair of the Structural Engineering Department. His research focuses on understanding and improving the inelastic behavior of concrete and masonry structure in extreme earthquake events. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the California Department of Transportation. He is a member of TMS 402 Committee.
 
Art Dell, SE, SOHA Engineers
 
Art Dell, PE is a Senior Project Manager with SOHA Engineers in San Francisco where he manages projects ranging from historic rehabilitation, to seismic retrofits, to deep shoring and underpinning.  A 1975 graduate of Swarthmore College, he has been at SOHA Engineers since 1988.  As a former welding inspector and construction supervisor, he maintains a professional interest in construction quality issues.  He has chaired both SEAONC’s and SEAOC’s Construction Quality Assurance Committees and is a former member of NCSEA’s Quality Assurance/Special Inspection Subcommittee of the Code Advisory Committee.  Lecture topics include: Chapter 17 of the 2000 IBC; welding procedure specifications; AWS D1.8; the quality assurance provisions of AISC 341; Chapter 17 and 18 revisions in the 2010 California Building Code; Guidelines for Special Inspection and Structural Observation in the 2013 California Building Code; concrete mix design review; and, steel special inspection in the 2012 IBC.
 
Prof. Jack Moehle, UC Berkeley
 
Jack Moehle is the Ed and Diane Wilson Presidential Chair in Structural Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His teaching and research includes topics in structural engineering, earthquake engineering, and reinforced concrete. He has played a lead role in the development of building codes and professional engineering guidelines for the design of new construction and the assessment and rehabilitation of seismically vulnerable existing construction. A licensed Civil Engineer in California, he is regularly engaged in professional engineering activities, recently including seismic consulting and design review of high-rise buildings, the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Hetch-Hetchy water system, and the Transbay Transit Center. His awards include the Lindau Award, the Siess Award, and the Boase Award from the American Concrete Institute; the Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers; the Annual Distinguished Lecturer and Outstanding Paper Award from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute; Honorary Member and College of Fellows of the Structural Engineers Association of California; and Member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has been a member of the ACI 318 Building Code Committee since 1989, Chair of the ACI 318 Seismic Provisions subcommittee 1995-2014, and Chair of ACI 318 since 2014.

 

Presentation materials will be sent out electronically on March 7th. If you wish to receive a hardcopy, you must select the "Hardcopy" option when you register or email office@seaonc.org before Friday, March 3rd at 3pm. Moving forward, hard copies will only be provided to those who request it prior to the seminar. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us to reduce paper waste.

 

Both Seminar Dates

 

Before February 17

After February 17

SEAONC/EERI/ASCE Member

$200

$250

Full Time Student

$65

$115

Non-Member

$330

$380

One Night Only (Night 1 or Night 2)

 

Before February 17

After February 17

SEAONC/EERI/ASCE Member

$125

$175

Full Time Student

$40

$90

Non-Member

$200

$250

 

March 8th, 2017 5:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
77 Beale St
San Francisco, CA
United States

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Phone: 415-974-5147
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Both Nights
SEAONC/EERI/ASCE Member $ 250.00
Full Time Student $ 115.00
Non-Member $ 380.00
Hardcopy $ 0.00
One Night Only (Night 1 or Night 2)
SEAONC/EERI/ASCE Member $ 175.00
Full Time Student $ 90.00
Non-Member $ 250.00
Hardcopy $ 0.00