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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Registration is open!


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: Tier 1 Screening and Tier 2 Deficiency-Based Evaluation and Retrofit with Tilt-Up Concrete Example
Part 4: Concrete Shear Wall Example
Part 5: Steel Braced Frame Example
Part 6: Steel Moment Frame 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.

Chris Tokas, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Chris V. Tokas S.E., is Deputy Division Chief of Northern California operations for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. He is Fellow of the Structural Engineers of California. He has over 35 years of experience in structural engineering and design, with special emphasis in the areas of seismic evaluation, analysis, and retrofit. He has designed and managed seismic upgrade projects for a wide variety of public, private, and institutional clients, on structures ranging from unreinforced masonry buildings to highway bridges to reinforced concrete high-rise structures. Mr. Tokas has been involved in all phases of seismic risk reduction programs, including development of criteria, evaluation of existing structural capacity, schematic design, and preparation of construction documents. He is experienced with the latest earthquake protection technology for buildings, including seismic isolation and energy dissipation. He is the author and co-author of several papers related to earthquake resistant design of structures. He has been teaching seminars for professional organizations, and courses related to earthquake resistant design of structures for University of California, Davis and California State University in Sacramento. He has been the Supervisor for the Seismic Retrofit Program for Hospital Facilities of California and the Principal Structural Engineer for OSHPD and currently holds the position of Deputy Division Chief for OSHPD-FDD Northern California

Roy Lobo, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Dr. Roy Lobo is the Principal Structural Engineer with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and has been with the OSHPD for over sixteen years. Dr. Lobo received his doctorate degree in Structural Engineering from the University at Buffalo New York in 1994. He has since worked for several reputed firms in the Los Angeles area before joining the OSHPD and moved to Sacramento in 2003. He is an active member of the structural engineering community with memberships in professional organizations such as the Structural Engineers Association of Central California (SEAOCC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was chair of the SEAOC Seismology and Existing Buildings Committees and chair of the same committees for SEAOCC. Roy is a voting member of the ASCE 7-22 and ASCE 41-23 committees and the chair of the ASCE 41-23 foundations subcommittee. His expertise is in the field on non-linear analysis and is the prime author of the computer program IDARC-3D. In addition to his analytical background in computer modeling and software development, he also has vast design experience in the evaluation and retrofitting of existing buildings. He is currently in charge of the OSHPD Structural Services Unit and he is responsible for promulgating all necessary structural amendments to the California Building Standards Code to align it with the mandates of the California Seismic Safety Act for Hospital Facilities.

Remote Locations Available

SEAOCC will be live streaming the seminar in our three outlying Districts.  These locations are first-come first-serve, so register early to guarantee a spot. The remote locations are as follows:

Teter, LLP  (Capacity 15 people)
7535 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93711

Water Works Engineers  (Capacity 8 people)
760 Cypress Ave., Suite 201
Redding, CA 96001

McElhaney Structural Engineers, LLC Conference Room  (Capacity 12 people)
290 Brinkby Ave, Suite 205
Reno, NV 89509


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




$300.00 Sacramento SEAOC Member
$350.00 after 10:00 pm January 24
$250.00 Earlybird rate before January 10

$375.00 Sacramento Non-Member
$425.00 after 10:00 pm January 24
$325.00 Earlybird rate before January 10

$75.00 Sacramento Student
$100.00 after 10:00 pm January 24
$50.00 Earlybird rate before January 10

$250.00 Fresno/Redding/Reno SEAOC Member and Non-Member
$300.00 after 10:00 pm January 24
$200.00 Earlybird rate before January 10

$50.00 Fresno/Redding/Reno Student
$75.00 after 10:00 pm January 24
$25.00 Earlybird rate before January 10

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