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2019 Spring Seminar – FEMA P-2006 - ASCE 41 Design Examples
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When: Wednesday, March 13 & 20, 2019
5:15 PM
Where: PG&E Auditorium
77 Beale Street
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Contact: SEAONC

Online registration is available until: 3/13/2019
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2019 Spring Seminar: FEMA P-2006 - ASCE 41 Design Examples

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 & Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Introduction to FEMA P-2006, Example Application Guide for ASCE/SEI 41-13 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings with Additional Commentary for ASCE/SEI 41-17


Since its original publication in 2006, ASCE/SEI 41, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings, has become the consensus U.S. national standard for seismic evaluation and retrofitting. However, the methods in ASCE/SEI 41 are different in many ways from those used in the design of new buildings and can be challenging for those unfamiliar with its procedures. To assist users of the standard, the Applied Technology Council, with funding provided by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and with assistance from SEAOC, published an example application guide for ASCE/SEI 41, referred to as the FEMA P-2006 document. FEMA P-2006 provides helpful guidance on the interpretation and the use of ASCE/SEI 41 through a set of step-by-step illustrated design examples that cover key selected topics.

Drawing from FEMA P-2006 material, this seminar will provide an overview of ASCE/SEI 41, including a discussion of its foundational principles, performance objectives, analysis procedures, and acceptance criteria. Following the overview, the seminar will present example applications for steel braced frame, tilt-up concrete, steel moment frame, and concrete shear wall buildings. The target audience for this seminar is both practicing engineers who have limited or no experience with ASCE/SEI 41 and those engineers who have used it in the past but have specific questions.


Night 1: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

  • Part 1: Introduction and Overview (Bret Lizundia, Rutherford + Chekene)
  • Part 2: Performance Objectives, Analysis Procedures, and Acceptance Criteria (Brian McDonald, Exponent)
  • Part 3: Steel Moment Frame Example (Mark Moore, ZFA Structural Engineers)


Night 2: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

  • Part 4: Tier 1 Screening and Tier 2 Deficiency-Based Evaluation and Retrofit with Tilt-Up Concrete Example (Ron LaPlante, California          Division of the State Architect)
  • Part 5: Steel Braced Frame Example (Mike Braund, Degenkolb Engineers)
  • Part 6: Concrete Shear Wall Example (Bret Lizundia, Rutherford + Chekene)


Both Seminar Dates
Early Bird 

Before Feb 22


After Feb 22

Full Time Student
One Night Only (Night 1 or Night 2)
Early Bird
Full Time Student


Venue: PG&E Auditorium: 77 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Time: 5:15 PM: Registration & Dinner // 6:00 PM: Seminar 

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