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

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SP3 Projects Webinar Series kicked off March 17th, ft Anne Hulsey

In this recording, invited speaker, Anne Hulsey, PhD of the University of Auckland, described a framework to assess the impact of safety cordons on post-earthquake building accessibility.

Building-level performance assessments in this research are obtained through SP3-Batch. These individual building results are then combined via geospatial information, considering both regional-scale ground shaking and neighborhood-scale access restrictions.

New SP3 Project Case Studies Webinar Series – Announced March 11, 2021

New webinar series featuring examples of recent projects utilizing SP3 for resilient design and functional recovery recordings now available. Examples included the specifics of each project and showed how companies are leveraging SP3-Batch and the SP3-RiskModel to quantitively show the benefits of their resilient designs to their clients. 

Each session recording is followed by an interactive Q&A with the series moderator, Curt Haselton, and guest speakers from University of Auckland, Mar Structural Design, ZFA Structural Engineers, Forell | Elsesser Engineers, and KPFF Consulting Engineers.

SP3 Academic Guest Lecture: Stanford University

The SP3 team regularly gives guest lectures on the development and applications of SP3 to engineering students of all levels of study. Curt Haselton, PhD, PE had the pleasure of speaking to the Spring CE 288 class at Stanford University and helped them familiarize with resilient design. The SP3 Team happily provided a complimentary academic license for student use for the 2021 Spring semester of this class so students could implement resilient design in their class projects.

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

The SP3 Team announced a new webinar series highlighting 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 be 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 on 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, PhD, 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 Resources Available for 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 this Spring, in order to provide additional technical documentation on SP3 and FEMA P-58 analysis methods.

Client Migrations Underway to Upgrade Clients from SP3-Design (v.2.6) to the new SP3-RiskModel Advanced!

Migrating appointments are underway for transitioning current SP3-Design clients to the new SP3-RiskModel Advanced, and will continue over the next year.

One-on-one appointments will be scheduled with each of our clients and an SP3 Team Engineer to go over the upgrades in the new software and answer any questions. Customer support will be provided throughout this process to assist our clients until it’s time to retire SP3-Design.

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.