SP3 enables resilient seismic design and advanced building-specific resiliency and risk assessment. Our primary goal is to leverage the latest in research, as well as advanced structural systems, to help you to design more resilient buildings in your structural engineering practice.
SP3 | WHERE RESEARCH MEETS PRACTICE
We envision a world in which building specific seismic resilience and risk is well understood. We believe that this will motivate and facilitate the design of resilient buildings, increase community resilience, and enable better decision making.
To enable and facilitate rapid and advanced building-specific seismic resilience and risk assessments for all buildings.
Brief Introduction to SP3 (4 min)
Introduction to SP3 (7 min)
Brief Introduction to FEMA P-58 (15 min)
Resilience & Risk Assessment of the Simpson Yield-Link® Brace Connection
New webinar available from Simpson Strong-Tie on the implementation of their YLBC in to SP3 and uses for resilience.READ ARTICLE
Resilient Design using Taylor Damped Moment Frames (TDMF™)
New webinars available by SP3 & Taylor Devices teams on the TDMF™ system, how to use them for resilient design, and their implementation into SP3.READ ARTICLE
SP3 Co-Authors STRUCTURE Magazine Article about FEMA P-58 for Seismic Due-Diligence
New publication on the advantages of FEMA P-58 for seismic due-diligence in the July 2023 Wind/Seismic issue.READ ARTICLE
SP3 Presents Resilient Design at 2023 CCEE-PCEE
SP3’s, Ed Almeter, presented on resilient design for functional recovery methods and steps developed through the ATC-138 project at the Canadian Conference in Vancouver, BC.READ ARTICLE
It is amazing to see resilient design and advanced building-specific assessment taking off across the industry!
SP3 is used by the majority of large west-coast structural engineering companies and our team is proud to support the resilient design example projects featured in the articles below.
Treasury Resilience Building
The Oregon State Treasury Department building located in Salem, Oregon...MORE
555 Capitol Mall (Retrofit)
Plaza 555 is in Sacramento and consists of two non-ductile 14-story...MORE
Casa Adelante, 1296 Shotwell (Resilient Design)
Casa Adelante is a 9-story affordable housing...MORE