Technical Sessions Schedule

The 2017 Convention will have an unmatched technical program featuring a wide array of topics and speakers. Near 60 presentations will be made throughout the three days of the convention in three concurrent tracks.

Wednesday, September 13
Thursday, September 14
Friday, September 15

Wednesday, September 13

Keynote Presentation – EERI San Diego-Tijuana Earthquake Scenario Updates and Panel Discussion – 4:45 pm to 6:15 pm

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Thursday, September 14

Morning Session – 8:00 am to 11:45 am

Time SlotTrack 1Track 2Track 3
Steel DesignNew DesignBuilding Seismic Safety Council
8-8:30amDesign of Chevron Gusset Plates
(Rafael Sabelli)
Apple Park Precast System – Complete Integration of Architecture, Structure, and Mechanical Services in a Resilient Long Span Floor System
(Glen Underwood)
Progress on the 2020 NEHRP
Recommended Seismic Provisions
(David Bonneville)
8:35am-9:05amA Reliability-Based Assessment of Orthogonal Effects and Ground Motion Directionality on the Seismic Demands in SCBF Steel Columns
(Henry Burton)
Delivering the GigaFactory in
Tesla Time Using HD BIM
(John Osteraas)
Updated Basis for National
Seismic Design Values Maps
(Ron Hamburger)
9:10am-9:40amDamage Tolerant Braced Frame Designs
(Ralph M. Richard)
Sustainable Design: It’s the least you can do!
(Karyn Beebe)
Progress on the 2018 USGS
National Seismic Hazard Model
(Nico Luco)
9:45am-10:15amHigh-Rise Pre-Northridge PJP
Column Splice Repair
(Michael Chisholm)
The Tallest Wood Building in the World
(Kris Spickler)
New Site-Specific Ground
Motion Requirements of ASCE 7-16 
(Charlie Kircher)
Break (25 MIN)
Vibration DesignConcrete Slab DesignBuilding Seismic Safety Council (cont.)
10:40am-11:10amStrategies for Mitigating Floor Vibrations – Case Studies for Practicing Engineers
(Wayne Brown)
New Methods in Efficient Post-tensioned Slab Design Using Topology Optimization
(David Shook)
Seismic Performance Objectives
(Robert Pekelnicky)
11:15am-11:45amAn Economical Approach to Floor Vibration through Appropriate Design Criteria and Analytical Methods
(Jeffrey Keileh)
A Comparison of Different Methods to Design Cast-in-Place Concrete Diaphragms for Seismic Load
(Rahul Sharma)
Updates on Modifications to Shear Wall Provisions/Seismic Design of Rigid Wall-Flexible Diaphragm Buildings
(Kelly Cobeen/S.K. Ghosh)

Afternoon Session – 1:20 pm to 4:30 pm

Time SlotTrack 1Track 2Track 3
ASCE-41 Code UpdatesBusiness PracticeApplied Technology Council
1:20pm-1:50pmUpdating the ASCE 41 Provisions
for Infilled RC Frames
(Andreas Stavridis)
Engagement and Equity in Structural Engineering: The SE3 Committee’s Ongoing Work
(Angie Sommer/Nick Sherrow-Groves)
ATC-58-2: Probabilistic Performance-based Seismic Assessment and Design Guidelines
(Ronald Hamburger)
1:55pm-2:25pmUpdates to ASCE 41-17
(Garrett R. Hagen)
Ownership Transition: Build Teams, Not Walls
(Bill Mandel)
ATC 78-6: Seismic Evaluation Older Concrete Frame, Frame-wall and Bearing Wall Buildings
for Collapse Potential
(William Holmes)
Break (25 MIN)
Performance Based DesignWind and FireApplied Technology Council (cont.)
2:50pm-3:20pmApple Campus Office Building Design Innovation
(John Worley)
SEAOC Wind Design Manual
(Steve Kerr)
ATC-110: Prestandard for Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of One- and Two-Family Dwellings
(Kelly Cobeen)
3:25pm-3:55pmPerformance Based Seismic Design of the GigaFactory in Tesla Time
(John Osteraas)
Wind Loads on Non-Building Structures
(Emily Guglielmo)
ATC-120: Improved Seismic Design of Nonstructural Components and Systems
(Maryanne Phipps)
4:00pm-4:30pmMetropolis Mega-Development:
A case study in fast-tracked performance-based seismic design of high-rise concrete towers in Los Angeles
(Matt Skokan)
Earthquake and Post-earthquake Fire Performance of a Mid-rise Cold-formed Steel Framed Building
(Tara Hutchinson)
ATC-124: Example Application Guide for ASCE/SEI 41-13, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings
(Ayse Hortacsu)

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Friday, September 15

Morning Session – 8:00 am to 11:45 am

Time SlotTrack 1Track 2Track 3
New DesignResearch and TestingIndustry
8-8:30amLessons From Stadium Structures in Seismic Zones
(Rafael Sabelli)
Building Community Partnerships through Strategic Outreach:
The SEAOSC Strengthening Our Cities Summit and Safer Cities Survey
(Annie Kao)
8:35am-9:05amPractical Implementation of ASCE-41 and NLRHA Procedures for the Design of the LLUMC Replacement Hospital
(Greg Nielsen)
One Step Closer to a Seismically Resilient Community:
Summary and Comparison of the Seismic Retrofit Ordinances in Southern California
(Daniel Zepeda)
9:10am-9:40amNew San Diego Central Courthouse
(Rupa Garai)
Consensus Recommendations for "Soft Story" Retrofit
(David Bonowitz)
Younger Member Round Table
9:45am-10:15amProportioning Strength to Limit Building Movements of Slender Core-Only Towers
(David Shook)
Implementing the City of San Francisco’s Wood-Framed, Soft Story Retrofit Ordinance
(Randy Collins)
Break (25 MIN)
10:40am-11:45amPlenary Session
Seismic Design of Steel Building Structures: A Half-Century Overview
Dr. Chia-Ming Uang (UCSD)

Afternoon Session – 1:40 pm to 3:55 pm

Time SlotTrack 1Track 2Track 3
ResiliencyResiliencySeismic Retrofit
1:40pm-2:10pmDynamic Testing of Structures with Ductile Anchorages: A Comparison of Superstructure and Base Connection Plasticity
(Tara Hutchinson)
Recommended Framework for Resilient Seismic Design Provisions
(Josh Gebelein)
Seismic Upgrade of A One-Story Pre-Northridge Moment Frame Hospital Building by Attaching Its Roof Diaphragm to A Newly Constructed Concrete Shear Wall Building with Friction Dampers
(Dihong Shao)
2:15pm-2:45pmRealistic Seismic Behavior of the Main Tower of the New SAS Bay Bridge and Its Base Anchors
(Abolhassan Astaneh-asl)
Case Study: Cost delta for achieving higher structural performance levels
(Kamalpreet Kalsi)
Damper Collapse Protection
(Eric Lehmkuhl)
2:50pm-3:20pmInfluence of Nonstructural Components and Systems (NCS) on the Dynamic Behavior of Buildings
(Cole McDaniel)
First USRC-Rated Building: Roseville City Hall Annex
(Ryan Kersting)
Seismic Retrofit and FEMA P58 Risk Assessment of Two Mid-rise Tower Buildings in Sacramento, California
(Amir Gilani)
3:25pm-3:55pmPost-Installed Reinforcing Bar Design:
“Anchor” or “Rebar”?
(Richard Morgan)
Seismically-Resilient Stair Systems for Buildings
(Cameron Black)
Seismic Retrofit Design of a Multi-Story Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Building In Downtown Los Angeles
(Hugo C Gomez)

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Also included in the proceedings:

ASCE 7 R-Values in Soft-Story Building Retrofits (Bruce Maison)
New Criteria for use of Nonlinear Analysis in Design – ASCE 7-16 and PEER TBI VII (Ronald Hamurger)
Writing Specifications for FRP Retrofit Projects: Keys to Success (Gregg Blalszak)
New Zealand’s Kaikoura Earthquake November 2016 (John Snook)