Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST (incl. 30 min. break)

   Seismology and Earthquake Actions
      • Earthquake characteristics
      • Effects of soil conditions
      • Western, central, and eastern U.S. seismicity
      • Induced seismicity Structural Dynamics & Response
      • Ground motions and structural response
      • Response spectra
      • Damping
      • Modal superposition analysis Modern Philosophy of Seismic Design
      • Seismic design objectives
      • Inelastic response and ductility
      • Proportioning
   U.S. Seismic Codes
      • History
      • Performance Objectives
      • Hazard Levels


Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST (incl. 30 min. break)

   ASCE 7 Seismic Design
      • Mapped spectral response
      • Design response spectrum
      • Seismic design category and design factors
      • Seismic force resisting systems
      • Estimating period
      • Structural irregularities
      • Equivalent lateral force procedure
      • Load combinations, overstrength, redundancy
      • Diaphragms
      • Shear walls
      • Deflection limitations
   Material-Specific Seismic Force Resisting Systems
      • International Building Code (IBC) provisions
      • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC 341) provisions
      • American Concrete Institute for Structural Concrete (ACI 318) provisions
      • American Concrete Institute for Masonry Structures (ACI 530) provisions

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     8.0 PDHs

     8.0 HSW CE Hours

     8.0 HSW|LUs

     .8 CEUs (Building)

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Jon F. Sfura Ph.D. P.E. S.E.

Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois
Dr. Sfura is a Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois. His experience includes the assessment of structural distress and serviceability problems, the investigation of structural failures, peer review, and the rehabilitation of structures. He has published and lectured on seismic design and performance, and the assessment and rehabilitation of structures.

Dr. Sfura received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He studied the nonlinear seismic response of asymmetric steel structures to earthquake ground motions as a doctoral candidate. He is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, civil engineer in California, and professional engineer in Florida and Michigan. He is a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI).

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned interdisciplinary firm with 19 offices across the United States. Its team of structural engineers, architects, and material scientists use problem solving and a hands-on technical approach to construction challenges, with virtually every construction material, structural system, and architectural component.

There are 2 Courses in This Seminar

Seismic Design of Building Structures, Part I

Seismic Design of Building Structures, Part I

December 18, 2019 Webinar Jon F. Sfura Ph.D. P.E. S.E.
Seismic Design of Building Structures, Part II

Seismic Design of Building Structures, Part II

December 19, 2019 Webinar Jon F. Sfura Ph.D. P.E. S.E.