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A Preview of Structural Changes in the 2021 IBC

by S. K. Ghosh, Ph.D. and John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.

December 15, 2020; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

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Seminar Description

The 2021 IBC has been finalized but not published yet. It will come out in the Fall of this year. This seminar provides a preview of the structural changes from the 2018 to the 2021 IBC. ASCE 7-16 remains the reference standard for design loads; however, Supplement No. 1 to ASCE 7-16 is adopted. This supplement is explained at the seminar. The design load combinations will no longer be in the IBC, except for the alternative basic ASD load combinations. For everything else, a reference is made to ASCE 7-16. Significant changes in Chapter 17, Special Inspections and Tests, and Chapter 18, Soils and Foundations, are discussed. The reference standard for concrete design and construction is updated to ACI 318-19. The very significant and substantive changes in this standard are outlined. The other major standard update is that the 2015 edition of the Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) has been replaced by the 2021 edition. Buddy Showalter will present a brief segment on SDPWS changes.
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

Dr. S. K. Ghosh is known internationally for his work in earthquake engineering. He has influenced seismic design provisions in the United States for many years by serving on or chairing numerous committees and advisory panels. He specializes in the analysis and design, including wind and earthquake resistant design, of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Dr. Ghosh is active on many national technical committees and is a fellow of ASCE, SEI, ACI, and PCI. He is a member of ACI Committee 318, Standard Building Code, and the ASCE 7 Standard Committee (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures). He is a former member of the Boards of Direction of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). In addition to authoring many publications in the area of structural design, he has investigated and reported on structural performance in recent earthquakes.
Buddy Showalter is a Senior Staff Engineer with ICC's Product Development group – responsible for development of technical publications and education related to building codes and standards. He is also a member of the Editorial Board for STRUCTURE magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. Prior to joining ICC, Showalter spent 26 years with the American Wood Council. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Registration Information

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Early Registration Discounted Fee* $260 $60
Regular Fee $275 $65
* Registration on or before December 13, 2020
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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