SEAOSD March 21st Joint Member Luncheon with ACI San Diego

March 21, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Stone Brewery Point Loma
2816 Historic Decatur Rd. #116
San Diego, CA 92106

The Reorganized ACI 318-14 Code – What You Need to Know

Between the 2011 and 2014 editions of the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete the code was completely reorganized.  The purpose of this reorganization was to improve the ease-of-use of the code, to clarify how the provisions of the code relate to one another, and to minimize duplication of information.  The core of the ACI 318-14 code is now organized around the the design processes for individual members: one-way slabs, two-way slabs, beams, columns, walls, diaphragms, foundation, and plain concrete members.  Supporting chapters contain requirements for general provisions, structural systems, joints and connections, section capacities, and construction provisions.  This presentation covers the rationale for the reorganization, an overview of the re-organized code, an example of design using the ACI 318-14 provisions, and recommended resources for becoming familiar with the new code.

And here is a brief bio:

Andrew W. Taylor, Ph.D., SE, FACI, is KPFF’s technical lead for design of special seismic systems such as seismic isolation and seismic damping.  He has 29 years of experience in structural engineering, including seven years with the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Taylor served as the lead structural engineer for design of the seismic isolation and damping system for the Tzu Chi General Hospital in Taiwan, which is the largest base isolated hospital in the world, the seismic isolation retrofit of the historic 1875 Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, OR, the seismic isolation design of four seismically isolated biotech research laboratories in Seattle, WA, and the Liberty Mutual Data Center in Redmond, WA. Dr. Taylor is chair of the Seismic Provisions subcommittee of the ACI 318 Building Code, and past chair of the Earthquake Engineering Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington.


Heather Caya