SEAOC/SEAOCC Seminar: FEMA P-2006 ASCE-41 Design Examples

January 30, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

West Sacramento Community Center
1075 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
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Introduction to FEMA P-2006, Example Application Guide for ASCE/SEI 41-13 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings with Additional Commentary for ASCE/SEI 41-17

Registration includes a physical copy of FEMA P-2006

Since its original publication in 2006, ASCE/SEI 41, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings, has become the consensus U.S. national standard for seismic evaluation and retrofitting. However, the methods in ASCE/SEI 41 are different in many ways from those used in the design of new buildings and can be challenging for those unfamiliar with its procedures. To assist users of the standard, the Applied Technology Council, with funding provided by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and with assistance from SEAOC, published an example application guide for ASCE/SEI 41, referred to as the FEMA P-2006 document. FEMA P-2006 provides helpful guidance on the
interpretation and the use of ASCE/SEI 41 through a set of step-by-step illustrated design examples that cover key selected topics.

Drawing from FEMA P-2006 material, this seminar will provide an overview of ASCE/SEI 41, including a discussion of its foundational principles, performance objectives, analysis procedures, and acceptance criteria. Following the overview, the seminar will present example applications for steel braced frame, tilt-up concrete, steel moment frame,
and concrete shear wall buildings. The target audience for this seminar is both practicing engineers who have limited or no experience with ASCE/SEI 41 and those engineers who have used it in the past but have specific questions.

Part 1: Introduction and Overview
Part 2: Performance Objectives, Analysis Procedures, and Acceptance Criteria
Part 3: Steel Moment Frame Example
Part 4: Tier 1 Screening and Tier 2 Deficiency-Based Evaluation and Retrofit with Tilt-Up Concrete Example
Part 5: Steel Braced Frame Example
Part 6: Concrete Shear Wall Example



Ron LaPlante, California Division of the State Architect
Ron LaPlante, S.E., is a Supervising Structural Engineer with the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and is responsible for overseeing all structural plan review for schools in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties. He has been at the DSA for 13 years and served as the engineer responsible for promulgating the DSA structural amendments in the 2013 and 2016 California Building Code. He is active in building code development and is a member of the ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee. He is a contributing author to the ATC-124/FEMA P-2006 Example Application Guide for ASCE 41-13. Prior to joining DSA, Ron was a practicing structural engineer focused on seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings and new building design. Ron earned a BS from Cal Poly Pomona and a MS from UC Berkeley.

Bret Lizundia, Rutherford + Chekene
Bret Lizundia is a structural engineer and principal at Rutherford + Chekene in San Francisco. He has over 30 years of experience in structural design of new buildings, seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, peer review and plan checking, and applied research and guideline development. He was project manager and coauthor of FEMA 547 Techniques for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings, a coauthor of FEMA 306/307 Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings, Project Technical Director for the update to FEMA P-154 Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards, and the Project Technical Director for ATC-124 project that led to the publication of FEMA P-2006. He is a past president of the Applied Technology Council and the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California.

Additional speakers TBD

For questions and comments, please email the Continuing Education Committee: [email protected]