Designing for Earthquakes

Credit: 30 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $349.00
Pages: 392

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Course Summary

Designing for Earthquakes: a Manual for Architects is intended to explain the principles of seismic design for those without a technical background in engineering and seismology. The primary intended audience is that of architects and includes practicing architects, architectural students, and faculty in architectural schools who teach structures and seismic design. For this reason, the text and graphics are focused on those aspects of seismic design that are important for the architect to know.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction
  • Nature Of Earthquakes And Seismic Hazards
  • Site Evaluation And Selection
  • Earthquake Effects On Buildings
  • Seismic Issues In Architectural Design
  • The Regulation Of Seismic Design
  • Seismic Design: Past, Present And Future
  • Existing Buildings: Evaluation & Retrofit
  • Nonstructural Design
  • Philosophy Design For Extreme Hazards

Course Author

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering