Project Title: Update of Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings Guidance
Client: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Purpose: To investigate and address technical issues regarding the evaluation and retrofit of existing buildings and develop material for the expanded FEMA design applications document that will replace the current FEMA 275 Design Examples document.
FEMA’s project with ATC (ATC-140) to develop and submit proposed changes to ASCE/SEI 41 is nearing completion. Over 30 change proposals were submitted to the ASCE/SEI 41 Update Committee and all were accepted in some form. FEMA will be publishing “NEHRP Recommended Revisions to ASCE/SEI 41-17 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings” later this year, which will include a description of the submitted changes along with commentary.
Performance-Based Seismic Design & Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings Course
Instructor: Javad Ghodrati Yengejeh
MS in Earthquake Engineering - Sharif University of Thechnology 2013