seminar on asce 7 - SEAoT

seminar on asce 7 - SEAoT

Structural Engineers Association of Texas – Austin Chapter



Speaker S. K. Ghosh, PhD, P.E.,

Dr. Ghosh is a member of ACI 318, and the Standard Committee of Codes and Standards Activities of

Structural Institute of the ASCE, the group that writes ASCE 7.

Changes between ASCE 7-05 and ASCE 7-10

This ong>seminarong> will present a detailed and comprehensive overview of the substantive changes from ASCE

7-05 to ASCE 7-10. Major revisions have taken place in both the wind design and the seismic design

provisions. Wind design has changed more drastically than any time since the publication of ASCE 7-95.

The reorganization of the wind provisions will be discussed and the changes to the wind maps and the

corresponding changes to the load factors will be explained. In addition, the new simplified version of

the general analytical procedure under Method 2, which is applicable to buildings of all heights, will be


The four major changes to the seismic maps will be presented and reasons as to why these changes were

found necessary and how they will affect seismic design results will be explained. There are many other

significant changes to the ASCE 7 seismic provisions, such as changes to Table 12.2-1 (the R-values

table), that will be discussed.

In addition to covering changes to the wind and seismic provisions, the ong>seminarong> will also present a

detailed and fairly comprehensive overview of the substantive changes to the provisions for the other

types of loads found in ASCE 7. These include the introduction of performance-based design procedures,

replacement of occupancy categories with risk categories, enhancement of the general structural integrity

requirements, and so forth.



Hilton at Austin Airport

9515 Hotel Drive

Austin, Texas 78719

Tuesday, May 25, 2010. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Registration: See Attached

ASCE 7-10 Book: SEAoT can supply a copy of ASCE 7-10 at the discounted price of $105.00

(ASCE member price is $123.75), if at least 50 copies are ordered. If you would like to purchase a

copy, please indicate your interest to do so on the registration form. SEAoT will place an order if at

least 50 people express interest.

Please note that at the request of SEAoT Board, the ong>seminarong> will start at 9:00 am to make it feasible for

structural engineers from the other areas of Texas to be able to join.

Registration for ASCE 7-10 Seminar



Hilton at Austin Airport

9515 Hotel Drive

Austin, Texas 78719

Tuesday, May 25, 2010. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Send a check payable to SEAoT- Austin Chapter to

Jayant Sheth

Stanley Consultants

6836 Austin Center Blvd. Suite 350

Austin, TX 78754

Registration Fee:

$105:00 for SEAoT members in advance

$120.00 for SEAoT members at the door

$120.00 for non-SEAoT members in advance

$135.00 for non-SEAoT members at the door

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