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Designing for Earthquakes

Credit: 30 PDH
Course Fee: $360.00
392 pages

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 Objective:

  • 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

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Course Content

Course Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Course 1

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