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Browse through the news articles below to learn about the latest at SP3!

News

New Webinar Series on Modules within the newly-expanded SP3-Platform

The SP3 Team has announced a new webinar series to highlight the various modules of the newly-expanded SP3-Platform.  This Platform now enables consistent building-specific and site-specific seismic risk assessment for any level of building information. The SP3-RiskModel can use used for Express risk assessment models (with first-cut results literately in minutes), to Standard risk assessment models that are tailored for due-diligence risk assessment, all the way up to Advanced risk assessment models where the pencil can be sharpened the larger projects that warrant it. 

SP3 Webinar on “Quantifying Building Functional Recovery Time – New Developments and Ongoing Work”, presented by Dustin Cook

This webinar covered the current advancements to the FEMA P-58 method in quantifying post-earthquake building functional recovery (building closure time). Dustin Cook, from the University of Colorado Boulder, introduced a novel method for quantifying building-specific functional recovery using the FEMA P-58 framework, which includes time to reoccupancy, time to basic function, and time to full repair, all based on the FEMA P-58 process that provides component-level granularity for what aspects of structural and non-structural building damage impedes function. 

New Webinar Series on the Expanded SP3-Platform

The new SP3 website has been launched, to provide SP3 users with additional information about the various SP3 products, as well as additional technical training resources (papers, presentations, etc.).  

The SP3 team is also working on a new SP3 Knowledge Base that will be released in the near-future, in order to provide additional technical documentation on SP3 and FEMA P-58 analysis methods.

Release of New SP3-RiskModel Advanced Module!

We are pleased to announce the release of the new SP3-RiskModel Advanced analysis module.  This new module is crafted to better support our clients focused on resilient design and advanced risk assessment. 

This is an upgrade from the advanced analysis capabilities previously found in SP3-Design v.2.6, is now fully integrated into the SP3-RiskModel, and has a wealth of new features.

Dr. Curt Haselton hosted a webinar to introduce the new SP3-RiskModel Advanced analysis module, cover the new features, summarize plans for migrating current SP3-Design users to the new software, and answer questions live.

SP3 Team Welcomes New Member David Welch!

The SP3 team welcomes new post-doc David Welch!  David joined Haselton Baker Risk Group in 2020 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University.  At Stanford, he worked with Dr. Greg Deierlein and David was instrumental in the PEER-CEA project, which focused on how cripple walls impact the seismic vulnerability of wood light-frame construction. 

His areas of expertise include nonlinear analysis of structures, assessment of wood-frame structures, and application of probabilistic performance-based engineering frameworks.