May Short Course: Guidelines for Nonlinear Analysis - Latest Recommendations from the ATC 114 Project

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Dates: May 31, 2017

Registration: 5:30PM to 6:00PM

Seminar: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: HOK, One Bush Street, Suite 200

Registration Fee:

Before May 15: $65 Members, $100 Non-members

After May 15: $85 Members, $125 Non-members

Drinks and light snacks will be provided.

Attendees should pre-register by contacting the SEAONC Office by phone at 415-974-5147, by email at, or online at


The Applied Technology Council recently completed the ATC-114 Project, funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to develop a series of reports that provide guidance on nonlinear modeling and analysis for seismic design.  The project resulted in three companion reports, one including general guidance and two with specific recommendations on structural steel moment frames and reinforced concrete moment frames. The guidelines emphasize modeling parameters and assumptions for nonlinear dynamic analysis, incorporating the results of recent research on cyclic degradation of steel and concrete columns. While the guidelines are generally applicable to nonlinear analysis of both new and existing buildings, they emphasize modeling parameters for nonlinear dynamic (response-history) analysis for the seismic design and performance assessment of new buildings with the aim to enable the implementation of innovative design solutions that are efficient and offer improved seismic performance. 
Greg Deierlein is the John A. Blume Professor of Engineering at Stanford University where he directs the Blume Earthquake Engineering Center. Deierlein previously served as the deputy director for the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center where he managed research to develop performance-based earthquake engineering methods and enabling technologies.  Deierlein specializes in the design and behavior of structures, nonlinear structural analysis, computational fracture and damage mechanics, and performance-based earthquake engineering. He is a registered professional engineer and maintains professional activities as a structural engineering consultant and in building code standards development.  In 2013, he was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to the use of nonlinear analysis in structural design.


Curt B. Haselton, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico, and Co-Founder of Haselton Baker Ris k Group ( and the Seismic Performance Prediction Program (SP3); SP3 is a commercial tool to implement FEMA P-58 analyses, with the goal of making broad use of FEMA P-58 feasible in practice.  Dr. Haselton's research is in the area of performance-based earthquake engineering, with focuses on building code development, collapse safety assessment, ground motion selection and scaling, damage and loss estimation, and the treatment of uncertainties. Dr. Haselton was recently the chair of the Building Seismic Safety Council team to rewriting Chapter 16 of ASCE 7.



May 31st, 2017 5:30 PM   through   8:00 PM
1 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA
United States
Phone: 415-974-5147
Member Fee $ 85.00
Non-member Fee $ 125.00