We are pleased to announce a couple major updates to our SP3 wood light-frame modeling module, which pull in the valuable learning from the recent three-year PEER-CEA research project, and fully integrate those findings into the SP3 engineering-analysis-based building-specific Monte Carlo risk analysis process. This effort was led by new SP3 Team member Dr. David Welch, who was previously a Stanford post-doc and played an instrumental role in the PEER-CEA project by being the primary modeler and analyst.
Browse through the news articles below to learn about the latest at SP3!
We are pleased to announce the release of the new SP3-Portfolio analysis module, which brings our building-specific seismic risk assessment advances to the analysis of your building portfolio. This new module marries the typical portfolio-level insurance modeling with the detailed building-specific vulnerability curves from the SP3-RiskModel. Portfolio risk analyses historically use generic vulnerability models for classes of building, which loses any building-specific risk information. This simplification is no longer needed with SP3-Portfolio!
The Summer Webinar on Functional Recovery and Resilience presented July 8th and 15th, 12-2 PM, focused on functional recovery in terms of resilience and the related implications for the practicing engineer. July 8th introduced broad concepts and framework tools that have been used on real projects that were shared during the July 15th webinar.
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 SE 227 class at UC San Diego and helped them familiarize with resilient design. The SP3 Team happily provided a complimentary academic license for selected student use for the 2021 Spring semester of this class so students could implement resilient design in their class projects.
We’re please to announce SP3 has been mentioned in the June 2021 Tall Building issue of STRUCTURE Magazine.
This recognition can be found in the “Machine Learning Applications” article by Henry V. Burton, SE, PhD, and Michael Mieler, PhD on pages 16-19, along with a published advertisement for SP3.
The SP3 team recently released a white paper that examines post-earthquake recovery times for residential buildings in California. Earthquake resilience, particularly Functional Recovery, has garnered significant attention in the California legislature, so the purpose of this white paper is to help California lawmakers (and residents) understand the resilience of California residential buildings, as they begin to consider Functional Recovery legislation.
The USRC recently hosted Episode 7 in the Resilience Advantage webinar series, featuring SP3 work and ongoing work by many of our industry partners. This episode focuses on “The Science and Innovation of Resilience”, and features our own SP3 co-founder, Dr. Curt Haselton, along with other experts leading the charge for resilient design in the industry. The webinar aired on May 19, 2021 and included a 25 minute presentation on innovative solutions for resilience, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session (approximately 60 minutes).
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 Engineering Risk Analysis class at Texas A&M 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.
The SP3 team has been quietly working on a new SP3 Knowledge Base. This new Knowledge Base provides documentation of the broad technical foundation upon which SP3 is built (FEMA P-58, etc.). It also provides other background information and instructions for smooth and successful use of SP3 for resilient design and advanced seismic risk assessment. We hope you enjoy the ease of access to information and are able to find the answers you’re looking for!
Recording Now Available For 3rd Webinar In The SP3 Projects Webinar Series, ft. Mark Moore, Tommy Sidebottom, Steve Marusich and Jessica Westermeyer
Invited speakers, Mark Moore, SE, LEEP AP and Tommy Sidebottom of ZFA Structural Engineers, Steve Marusich, SE of Forell | Elsesser Structural Engineers and Jessica Westermeyer, PE, SE of KPFF Consulting Engineers (Seattle), show that resilient design for Functional Recovery is not a future idea, but that it is being done now, and how they utilized SP3 to deliver quickly-functional buildings to their clients in the below presentation segments.