Seismic Analysis to ASCE 7-16


Wednesday, July 26, 2023
5:00 PM

How to analyze seismic loads for residential and light commercial buildings

About this event

Analyzing seismic loads is one of the critical considerations in structural design when designing residential or light commercial structures to ensure the safety of a building during an earthquake.

In the United States, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes the Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, commonly referred to as ASCE 7, as guidelines for the design of structures to resist various types of loads, including wind, snow, rain, and seismic loads.

Join ClearCalcs’ North America Engineering Team Lead, Laurent Gérin, P.Eng., on Wednesday, July 26th, 2023, from 1 pm to 2 pm Eastern Time (ET) to learn more about the procedures to determine seismic loads based on the ASCE 7-16. We’ll go into step-by-step procedures to identify the applicable site class to your building, how to obtain the required spectral parameters to model the building's response to ground motion and determine the forces that will be applied to the building's various components.

We’ll explain how you can save time in your design workflow by using the available tools and ClearCalcs calculators to analyze seismic loads for your design quickly.

In this webinar, we will cover the following:

  • General overview of seismic load analysis and how it applies to residential and light commercial structural design in the United States
  • Procedures of seismic load analysis using the linear static approach in Chapters 11 and 12 of the ASCE 7-16
  • Worked examples using the Seismic Load Analysis calculator in ClearCalcs

**All registered attendees will receive a recording of the webinar after the event. **

Your speakers

Laurent Gérin, P.Eng., North America Engineering Team Lead

Laurent is an experienced structural engineer passionate about all things structural engineering and applying theory, whether in groundbreaking new software or designing innovative new bridges out of aluminum.

Connor Conzelman, Director of Customer Success

Connor is an experienced Mechanical Engineer who found his passion in connecting his people and technical skills to help engineers in every step of their design process. Before joining ClearCalcs, Connor worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer focusing on energy-efficient designs at Elara Engineering in Chicago and completed his MBA from Western Illinois University.

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