Continuing Education

Healthcare Design in High Seismic Areas: Old and New [M4]

Seismic design of healthcare facilities has evolved tremendously over the past 50 years. This session will have a two-part focus. The first part will discuss seismic retrofit and rehabilitation design of existing healthcare facilities, taking you through post-Northridge regulations, performance-based analysis and design for retrofit, and agency review processes. The second part explores the design and construction of new hospital facilities using new technologies, drawing from a case study of a recently completed $1.2B medical center featuring an SMF augmented by viscous wall dampers, which dramatically reduced story drifts and overall steel costs.


Intended Audience: Architects, Engineers, Fabricators
Track:Seismic

  • Date: 4/3/2019 - 4/5/2019
  • PDH Credits: 0

SPEAKER(S)

Jay Love, SE ; Daniel Zepeda, SE

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