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Tsunami Loads and Effects Training

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm HST


ASCE / Structural Engineering Institute & SEAOH
The Hawaii State Building Code Council has approved an amendment to the 2012 IBC as it develops the next State Building Code. The amendment incorporates the new ASCE 7-16 Chapter 6 Tsunami Loads and Effects. This follows the adoption of this national tsunami design standard in the 2018 International Building Code. The historical impact of tsunami on the State of Hawaii and its continuing vulnerability to this hazard is the reason the City & County of Honolulu was one of the first jurisdictions in the USA to require consideration of tsunami in prior building codes. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami disasters initiated and validated research which has resulted in the new technology embodied in the tsunami loads and effects provisions of ASCE 7-16, the IBC 2018 and the soon to be updated Hawaii State Building Code. The ASCE Hawaii Section, Structural Engineers Association of Hawaii and the Civil & Environmental Department at UH are co-sponsoring the following training and guest lecture. Please join us.

Training: New Building Code Provisions for Tsunami Loads and Effects Training Seminar
By: Dr. Yong Wei and Dr. Ian N. Robertson. Dr. Wei of the University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean will discuss how probabilistic tsunami hazard maps are generated, with some analogy to how seismic hazard maps are similarly produced, for design purposes. Dr. Robertson of the University of Hawaii Civil & Environmental Engineering Department will provide examples on how to use the ASCE 7-16 Code provisions that will be required by the next version of the Hawaii State Building Code.

Free Lecture: Shah Distinguished Lecture: World renowned earthquake/tsunami researcher, Professor Tiziana Rossetto, is the director of the Epicenter disaster research center at University College of London. Professor Rossetto is the recipient of the highly prestigious Shah Distinguished Lecture award given by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute to outstanding disaster mitigation researchers. Dr. Rossetto will present the Shah Distinguished Lecture at UH as she starts a year of presentations around the World.

Date: Friday, February 24th, 2017
Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Holmes Hall Room 244
Parking available at the UH Lower Campus Structure ($5.00 for the day).

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February 24
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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University of Hawaii College of Engineering Holmes Hall 244
2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall Rm 244
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States