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EERI 2024 Annual Meeting

The SP3 team did technical presentations and exhibited at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute 2024 Annual Meeting (EERI 2024AM). The convention was held in Seattle, WA, from April 9, to April 12, 2024 and included a technical program with plenary, special, and poster sessions along with the 2024 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition Shaking Day.

SEAOSC Northridge30 Symposium

The SEAOSC Northridge Earthquake Symposium – 30 Year Anniversary Event was held in Pasadena, California, on January 17th, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the 1994 magnitude 6.7 earthquake in the San Fernando Valley. SP3 CEO & Co-Founder, Curt Haselton, PhD, PE, was able to co-present with Buehler Engineering’s, Ryan Kersting, SE, on recent developments in regards to Resilient Design for Functional Recovery.

2023 NCSEA SE Summit

The NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit this year was held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, from November 7-10, 2023. SP3 CEO & Co-Founder, Curt Haselton, PhD, PE, was able to present on recent developments in regards to Resilient Design for Functional Recovery.

SP3 Orientation for Newer Users Webinar

The purpose of this webinar was to provide newer users with real time examples of how users can make an initial model in less than 30 seconds and easily copy/modify models to run comparison studies or candidate structural systems.

Resilient Design using Taylor Damped Moment Frames (TDMF™)

SP3 Senior Research Engineer, Dave Welch, Ph.D., SP3 Senior Associate, D. Jared DeBock, Ph.D., P.E., and Taylor Devices, Inc. Director of Structural Engineering, Nathan Canney, Ph.D., P.E. recently completed a webinar mini-series on the new Taylor Damped Moment Frame (TDMF™), it’s implementation into SP3, and how these dampers can be used in resilient design.

Case Studies of Resilient Design for Functional Recovery Webinar (FR Webinar #4)

Over the past few months, the SP3 Functional Recovery Webinar Series has covered new FEMA P-58 and SP3 developments to further quantify building functional recovery time after an earthquake, as well as how P-58/SP3 can be used for structural system selection and resilient design. Today’s webinar will host two leading structural engineers who will discuss several recent resilient design projects they have done in their practices.

SP3 Presents Resilient Design at 2023 CCEE-PCEE

SP3’s, Ed Almeter, presented on resilient design for functional recovery methodologies and steps developed through the recent ATC-138 project (and FEMA P-58) at the Canadian Conference in Vancouver, BC (Canada).

Functional Recovery of Current ASCE 7 Code-Minimum Buildings, and Need for Resilience-Based Design Webinar (FR Webinar #3)

This webinar will presented study results on the expected functional recovery performance of new buildings designed by ASCE 7, as well as specific design needs for resilient design. Presenters will show how fairly long recovery times are expected for new buildings subjected to design shaking (~3-12 months, depending on building specifics). This reflects the current ASCE 7 performance objective being occupant safety (for RC II), and not necessarily for the building to be functional (or even occupiable) following a major earthquake.