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A Structural Engineer's Primer for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

by Jeffrey Berman, Ph.D.

June 10, 2021; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

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ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 21739

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Seminar Description

Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) is the conceptual framework upon which ground motion intensity (i.e., spectral acceleration) is estimated for use in design throughout the United States. It is also used in site specific determination of ground motion for special projects or projects with poor site conditions. Determination of ground motion parameters is the realm of geotechnical engineers, however, structural engineers should have a working understanding of the underpinnings of PSHA to properly interpret both the design ground motion parameters and their structural analysis results. This seminar will provide a background in PSHA designed for structural engineers to develop an understanding of where critical design ground parameters are derived from.

The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Jeffrey Berman, Ph.D., is the Thomas and Marilyn Neilson Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. He has two decades of experience in practically focused research on the seismic behavior of steel structures, including concentrically braced frames, eccentrically braces and steel plate shear walls. His research and interactions with practitioners and building code officials has led to several contributions to the AISC Seismic Design Provisions, AISC 341-16. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 journal publications and regularly organizes sessions at major conferences on topics in the seismic behavior of steel structures.

Registration Information

1 Connection Each Additional Connection
Early Registration Discounted Fee* $260 $60
Regular Fee $275 $65
* Registration on or before June 8, 2021

Please note a single registration allows you to have one connection. However, a number of people can view and listen to the seminar using one connection by using an LCD projector (or a large computer monitor) and good computer speakers or a speaker phone.

All attendees, irrespective of the number of registered connections, can earn 0.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 2.5 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.

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  • We are a registered provider for continuing education in the State of Florida (Provider # 4732), the State of New York (Provider # 99), the State of New Jersey (Provider # 24GP00014200), the State of Maryland, and for the Structural Engineers Certification Board (SECB) of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).