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New Course On Seismic Design Being Offered

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering is offering a course on performance-based seismic design of tall reinforced concrete buildings as part of a continuing education course.

This course covers detailed information from the conception to the final design of a Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall building using a performance-based seismic design (PBSD)approach.  It includes hands-on experience in the application of PBSD on several building projects on the West Coast of USA.  It goes over the concept of PBSD, its development and key aspects of the general approach. It also presents an overview of the latest PBSD guidelines currently used and a brief review of current code requirements and how they differ from the PBSD approach.

The instructor is Freddy Pina,Ph.D., P.Eng., President of PBRV Consulting Ltd., a company that offers professional services to structural engineering firms with the main focus being in the seismic design of tall buildings using a performance-based design approach and in the assessment of the potential risk of failure or damage of existing buildings.  Dr. Pina has been involved in the seismic design of numerous tall buildings as well as in the seismic risk assessment of several existing buildings.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.

Please click here to view the brochure and to register.