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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.

FEMA P-58 Functional Recovery Module Webinar (FR Webinar #2)

This webinar presented the new FEMA P-58 Functional Recovery Module (developed on the ATC-138 project) and how this new FEMA P-58 FR Module can be used to facilitate resilient seismic design of buildings. Presenters Jon Heintz and Abbie Liel each led phases in the two-part development of this new functional recovery methodology and module.

SP3 Functional Recovery Webinar Series Plans Announced

In March, the SP3 Team kicked off a new webinar series focused on Resilient Design for Functional Recovery. The goal of this webinar series is to keep you updated on the many recent developments in this resilient design arena, and to provide you with the tools, background, and training necessary to implement resilient design for functional recovery in your structural engineering practice.

New SP3 Resilient Design for Functional Recovery Webinar Series

The SP3 Team is kicked off a new webinar series, March 8th, focused on Resilient Design for Functional Recovery.  The goal of this webinar series is to keep you updated on the many recent developments in this resilient design arena, and to provide you with the tools, background, and training necessary to implement resilient design for functional recovery in your structural engineering practice.