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Mini-Seminar: Seismic Design with Supplemental Damping Systems: Applications & Tips Using ASCE 7-16
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When: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Reg: 5:30 / Program: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: HOK
1 Bush Street
Suite 2
San Francisco, California  94104
United States
Contact: SEAONC Office

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SEAONC Mini-Seminar
Seismic Design with Supplemental Damping Systems: Applications and Tips using ASCE 7-16


Structural engineers have been using energy dissipation devices to protect building structures from seismic excitation for over 25 years. Although analysis, seismic assessment, and design of structures with damping systems often require designers to perform Nonlinear Response History Analysis (NLRHA), understanding and predicting dynamic response and structural behavior is simple. ASCE 7-16 provides a simplified procedure for design of the primary seismic force resisting system, as well as the damping system using basic seismic design principles. Using these procedures in preliminary phases of design helps to reduce overall time required for design as many iterations of NLRHA will not be required with better preliminary sizing based on target performance objectives. 


Speaker Bio:

Aaron Malatesta, P.E. is Western US Director of Structural Engineering Services at Taylor Devices. Mr. Malatesta graduated from Stanford University with a Masters degree in Structural Engineering.  Before joining Taylor Devices he practiced structural engineering for consulting firms focused on both buildings and transportation infrastructure. As a licensed professional engineer in the state of California, he has been involved in the design and retrofit of a number of different types of structures.  His current   practice includes working with structural engineers to improve the performance of structures under hazardous vibrations. He is an active member of the ASCE 7 and ASCE 41 committees for seismic isolation systems and energy dissipation devices.



Date: Thursday, December 12 // Registration: 5:30 PM // Program: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Venue: HOK: 1 Bush Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94104
Cost: Member: $45 // Non-Member: $50 // Student: $25 

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