2018 Spring Seminar: Night Two

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SEAONC Spring Seminar

The 15th Edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, the 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, and the 3rd Edition of the Seismic Design Manual

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

PG&E Auditorium, San Francisco

Night Two:

15th Edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual & 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings

Speaker: Susan Burmeister, S2B Structural Consultants

Continuation of Evening 1.


3rd Edition of the Seismic Design Manual

Speaker:  Rafael Sabelli, Walter P Moore

Recognizing that building codes and design tools serve different functions, AISC has long endeavored to separate design guidance from its standards and include it in commentary, design guides, and manuals. The manuals include design examples demonstrating one method (or more) of achieving the code requirement. They also include tables and similar tools to facilitate rapid design.


The AISC Seismic Design Manual provides comprehensive design examples of systems, including those defined in AISC 341 (Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings) and “R=3” systems. The manual examples include all of the most common systems, and many others. The examples typically include one representative design of each of the components (e.g., a brace design, a column design, a beam design, a gusset design, etc.).


Speaker Biographies:


Susan Burmeister, Owner, S2B Structural Consultants

Susan Burmeister is the owner and a structural design consultant at S2B Structural Consultants, PLLC with over 20-years of design experience on a variety of structure types around the country. She regularly works with design of steel buildings and design of concrete buildings. She received both her BS and MS from Georgia Institute of Technology. Susan is a member of the AISC Committee on Specifications, the AISC Task Committee #5 on composite member design, secretary of the ASCE Committee on the Design of Steel Building Structures, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Structural Engineers Association of the Metropolitan Washington DC chapter.


Rafael Sabelli, Principal & Director of Seismic Design, Walter P Moore

Rafael is a Principal and Director of Seismic Design at Walter P Moore. Rafael has earned a Special Achievement Award from AISC, as well as the T.R. Higgins Lectureship award. He is active in the development of seismic design standards for steel systems and is vice-chair of the AISC Seismic Provisions Committee, the ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committee, and the NIST Building Seismic Safety Council’s Provisions Update Committee. Rafael is the chair of the AISC Seismic Design Manual committee and was the Project manager for the 5-volume SEAOC Seismic Design Manual. 

Rafael is co-author of Ductile Design of Steel Structures, and has written extensively on the design and behavior of steel seismic systems. He has served as Chair of the Seismology Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of California and as President of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California.


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February 28th, 2018 6:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
77 Beale St
San Francisco, CA
United States
Phone: 415-974-5147
Both Nights
SEAONC/EERI/ASCE Member $ 250.00
Full Time Student $ 115.00
Non-Member $ 380.00
First Night ONLY
SEAONC/EERI/ASCE Member $ 175.00
Full Time Student $ 90.00
Non-Member $ 250.00
Second Night ONLY
SEAONC/EERI/ASCE Member $ 175.00
Full Time Student $ 90.00
Non-Member $ 250.00
I want to purchase a hardcopy $ 10.00