Proceedings - 85th Annual 2016 - Maui

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The Proceedings include unedited papers presented by the authors at the 2016 SEAOC Convention.  The following papers are included in this publication:

A Comparison of Code-based and Analysis-based Ductility Demands on Buckling- Restrained Braces (Update)

Brandt Saxey, Technical Director, CoreBrace, West Jordan, UT

Justin D. Marshall, Associate Professor, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Advances in California - Ground Improvement Support of Heavy Foundations

Tom Farrell MS GE, Principal Engineer; John Ho PhD GE, Principal Engineer; Mitchell Deacon MS PE, Senior Engineer; Sam Warren, Project Engineer; Farrell Design-Build Companies, Inc., Placerville, CA

Analytic Modeling of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Diaphragms
2016 SEAOC Convention

Erik Kneer, SE, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal Jonas Houston, PE, Senior Engineer Holmes Structures San Francisco, CA

Scott Breneman, SE, Senior Technical Director WoodWorks – Wood Products Council Spokane, WA

Application of Low-Cost Base Isolation System for the Retrofit of Residential Structures in Areas of Low to Moderate Seismicity

Armin Masroor, PhD, PE, Senior Analyst; Siavash Soroushian, PhD, PE, Analyst; Rob Smith, SE, CEng MICE, Associate Principal; Michael Willford, CEng, Principal; Arup, San Francisco, CA

Application of the US Resiliency Council Seismic Rating Procedure to Two Tall Buildings Designed by Alternative Means

Henry V. Burton, PhD., S.E., Sijin Wang; Yu Zhang and John Wallace, PhD., P.E.; University of California, Los Angeles, CA

ATC-114 Next-Generation Hysteretic Relationships for Performance-based Modeling and Analysis

Ronald O. Hamburger, SE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., San Francisco, CA

Greg Deierlein, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Dawn Lehman, Laura Lowes, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Benson Shing, University of California, San Diego, CA

John van de Lindt, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Dimitrios Lignos, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Ayse Hortacsu, Applied Technology Council, Redwood City, CA

Base-Isolated Intermodal Transportation Center Serves Dual Purpose As Emergency Response Nerve Center

Sampson Huang, Ph.D. S.E., Principal; Saiful Islam, Ph.D. S.E., President; Matthew Skokan, Ph.D. S.E., Principal; Michael Wang, S.E., Project Manager; Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers

Pasadena, CA

Metin Oguzmert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA

Base Isolation Design Issues of Ryman Retirement Complex in Petone, New Zealand

Ronald L. Mayes, PhD and Scott C. Darling, P.E. (CA), Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, San Francisco, CA

Nicholas G. Wetzel, S.E. (CA), CPEng, Cannon Corp, San Luis Obispo, CA

Nick Covich, CPEng and Kevin Vranjes, CPEng, Mitchell Vranjes Consulting Engineers, Auckland, New Zealand

BRB Mast Frames: An Improved Approach to Seismic-Resistant Design Using Buckling-Restrained Braces

Leo Panian, SE, Nick Bucci, SE, Tipping Structural Engineers, Berkeley, CA

 

Building Structure and Carbon

Megan Stringer, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Senior Engineer, Holmes Structures, San Francisco, CA

Anthony Court, S.E., President, A.B. Court & Associates, San Diego, CA

Mark Webster, P.E., Senior Staff II Structures, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Boston, MA

 

Changes To 2016 Edition Of The AISC Seismic Provisions (AISC 341)

James O. Malley, Senior Principal, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, CA

Rafael Sabelli, Principal, Walter P. Moore, San Francisco, CA

 

A Comparative Assessment of the Collapse Performance of Soft, Weak or Open-Front Wall Woodframe Buildings Retrofitted using Alternative Procedures

Henry V. Burton, PhD., S.E. and Morolake Omoya, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Aryan Rezaei Rad, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Jonathan Buckalew, Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers, Los Angeles, CA

 

Comparing the Seismic Performance of Conventional and Novel Structural Systems Using PBEE

Max T. Stephens, Ph.D., University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Dawn E. Lehman, Ph.D.; Charles W. Roeder, Ph.D., P.E.; University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

Damage Assessment and Seismic Retrofit of Buildings Following the 2015 Nepal and 2016 Ecuador Earthquakes

H. Kit Miyamoto, PhD SE; Amir SJ Gilani, PhD SE; Miyamoto International, Los Angeles, CA

 

Design of Safe Base Isolated Structures Using Hardening of Bearing

Benshun Shao, Ph.D. Candidate, Stephen A. Mahin, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, CA

 

Designing Destruction: An Investigation into Controlled Demolition of Complex Structures through Disaster Response Case Studies

Sean K. Hallet, P.E., Senior Forensic Engineer, CASE Forensics, Sacramento, CA

Patxi Uriz, Ph.D., P.E., Managing Engineer; Morgan Griffith, P.E., Managing Engineer; Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Menlo Park, CA

Detailing for Increased Capacity of Tension-Only Steel Anchor Rods Embedded in Elevated Concrete Slabs

Steve Pryor, S.E.; Emory Montague, S.E.; Scott Fischer, P.E.; Frank Ding, Ph.D.; Gary Mochizuki, S.E.; Simpson Strong-Tie®, Pleasanton, CA

The Effect of Increasing Brace Length on the Expected Design Values for Buckling-Restrained Braces

Brandt Saxey, SE, Technical Director, CoreBrace, West Jordan, UT

Paul Richards, PhD, PE, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Enduring Devotion: The Sanctuary for Sufism Reoriented

Stephen Ratchye, Vice President; Graeme Ballantyne, Associate; Thornton Tomasetti, San Francisco, CA

Engineering in the Extreme

Eric Lehmkuhl, S.E., Principal, KPFF Consulting Engineers, San Diego, CA

Evaluation of Ground-Motion Modification Methods Using Consistent Inelastic Response Spectra & Probabilistic Inelastic Hazard Curves

Silvia Mazzoni, Research Engineer & Consultant, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Norman A. Abrahamson, Engineering Seismologist, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Francisco, CA

Yousef Bozorgnia, Professor in Residence, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Experimental Test and Numerical Study of the Seismic

Behavior of a Strongback Braced Frame System

Barbara G. Simpson, Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Stephen A. Mahin, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Five Ds of Moisture Management: Deflection, Drainage, Drying, Distance, and Durable Materials

Karyn Beebe, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, APA – The Engineered Wood Association, San Diego, CA

Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., SECB, American Wood Council, Newbury Park, CA

 

Forced Vibration Testing of the Piedras Blancas Light Station Tower for 3-Dimensional Computational Model Validation

Cole McDaniel, Ph.D., P.E.; Peter Laursen, Ph.D., P.E., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA

Bruce Elster, P.E., Shoreline Engineering, Inc., Morro Bay, CA

Guidelines on Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Steel and Concrete Moment Frames

Curt B. Haselton, Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA

Gregory G. Deierlein, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Stephen Bono, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Wassim Ghannoum, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX

Mahmoud Hachem and Jim Malley, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, CA

John Hooper, Magnusson, Klemencic & Assoc., Seattle, WA

Dimitrios Lignos, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Silvia Mazzoni, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Santiago Pujol, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Chia-Ming Uang, University of California,San Diego, CA

Ayse Hortacsu and Veronica Cedillos, Applied Technology Council, Redwood City, CA

The Heavy Timber Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame as a Solution for Commercial Construction for Regions of High Seismicity

Hans-Erik Blomgren, PE, SE, Associate; Jan-Peter Koppitz, PE, Associate; Abel Diaz, PE, SE, Senior Engineer; Eric Ko, PE, SE, Principal; Arup, Seattle, WA

Historic Carson Block Building Renovation

Kenneth A. Luttrell, S.E., Vice President, CYS Structural Engineers, Inc., Sacramento, CA

Identifying and Mitigating Structural Seismic Vulnerabilities at the Community Level

Marko Schotanus, SE, PhD; Bret Lizundia, SE, Principal; Bruk Argaw; Rutherford + Chekene, San Francisco, CA

George Hoyt, Chief Building Official; Evon Ballash, PE, Assistant Building Official; City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Hope Seligson, Seligson Consulting, Long Beach, CA

Sharyl Rabinovici, PhD, Sharyl Rabinovici Consulting, Berkeley, CA

Implementation of ASCE 41-17 Steel Column Modeling & Acceptance Criteria

Dan Bech, S.E., Principal; Jonas Houston, P.E., Senior Engineer; Bill Tremayne, Technical Director, S.E., Principal; Holmes Structures, San Francisco, CA

Improving Design for Plan Torsion

Michael J. Korolyk; Andrew M. Wagner; Tipping Structural Engineers, Berkeley, CA

 

Improving Seismic Design of Buildings with Configuration Irregularities

Michael Valley, SE, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle, WA

Curt Haselton, PhD, PE, California State University, Chico, CA

Ayse Hortacsu, PE, Applied Technology Council, Redwood City, CA

Charlie Kircher, PhD, SE, Kircher & Associates, Palo Alto, CA

Laura Lowes, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Farzad Naeim, PhD, SE, Esq, Farzad Naeim, Inc., Irvine, CA

Rafael Sabelli, SE, Walter P Moore, San Francisco, CA

Thomas Sabol, PhD, SE, Englekirk Institutional, Los Angeles, CA

Mai Tong, FEMA, Washington, DC

 

Introducing a New Ductile and Economical Steel Moment Connection

Xin Qian, Ph.D. Candidate, & Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Ph.D., P.E., Professor,

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California

 

LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse Expansion: Role Of Performance-Based Seismic Analysis In The Design Of The New Superjumbo Aircraft Terminal

Saiful Islam, Ph.D. S.E., President; Matthew Skokan, Ph.D. S.E., Principal; Tom Bouquet, S.E., Managing Principal; Dong-Won Kim, Ph.D., Senior Analyst/Engineer; Roy Poomiwatracanont, S.E., Senior Project Engineer; Saiful/Bouquet Structural Engineers, Pasadena, CA

 

Learning from the Recent Taiwan Meinong Earthquake

Reconnaissance Team Members: Ramon Gilsanz, Cathy Huang, Jessica Mandrick, Joe Mugford, Cerea Steficek Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP (GMS) New York, NY

Mehmet Çelebi Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park, CA

Sheng-Jhih Jhuang National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) Taipei, Taiwan

 

Lessons Learned from the 2016 Taiwan Mei-Nong Earthquake

Daniel Zepeda and Garrett Hagen, Degenkolb Engineers, Los Angeles, CA

 

The Making of a Rain-Induced Roof Collapse and the Lessons Learned for our Profession

Michael Parolini, SE, Partner, Smith Structural Group, LLP, San Luis Obispo, CA

John Lawson, SE, Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

 

Megacities = Mega Disasters? The Indian Subcontinent

Steven M. Baldridge, President, and Anantha Chittur, Senior Associate, BASE, Honolulu, HI

 

New Developments in FEMA P-58 Seismic Risk Assessment of Wood Light-Frame Buildings

D. Jared DeBock, PhD, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA

Katie F. Wade and Dustin T. Cook, Haselton Baker Risk Group, Chico, CA

Curt B. Haselton, PhD, PE, California State University, Chico and Haselton Baker Risk Group, Chico, CA

 

Newly Developed Innovative Passive Damping and Seismic Isolation Devices with Adaptive Re-centering Capability

Murat Dicleli, Prof., Ali Salem Milani, Dr., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Not Safe Enough: The Case for Resilient Seismic Design

Keith Porter, Research Professor University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

 

Performance Based Seismic Design of a Long Span Structure Including Vertical Ground Motion

Anindya Dutta, Ph.D., S.E.; Stephen T. Bono, S.E.; Ronald O. Hamburger, S.E.; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Xiaonian Duan, Ph.D., CEng; Jeng Neo, CEng; Andrea Soligon, P.E.; Foster + Partners, London, U.K.

Performance of Base Isolated Structures in Recent Pacific Rim Earthquakes: Lessons Learned and Implications for US Practice

Troy A. Morgan, PhD, PE; Ezra Jampole, PhD; Exponent, Inc., New York, NY

 

Performance of Special and Non-Seismic Concentrically Braced Frames

Dawn Lehman, Professor; Andrew Sen, Graduate Student Researcher; Charles Roeder, Professor; Jeffery Berman, Associate Professor; University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

Practical Insights from Project Implementation of the REDi Rating System

Ibrahim Almufti, SE and Nicole Paul, Arup, San Francisco, CA

Andrew Krebs, SE and Eric Long, SE, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Los Angeles, CA

Nabih Youssef, SE and Owen Hata, SE, Nabih Youssef and Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Professor Gregory Deierlein, PE, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

 

Practical Lessons Learned in Renewable Energy (Wind and PV Solar) Projects: Structural Code Compliance Issues

Nestor A. Agbayani, P.E., S.E., SECB, Principal, Agbayani Structural Engineering, Bakersfield, CA

Trevor R. Taylor, P.E., Specialist—Structures, Vestas Wind Systems, Portland, Oregon

 

Preparing a Region for Earthquake Disasters – The San-Diego-Tijuana Earthquake Scenario Project (Adapted from Paper No. 2546, 16WCEE, 2017)

A. Celestino, SE, Degenkolb Engineers, San Diego, CA

A. Court, SE, A. B. Court & Associates, San Diego, CA

L. Van Den Einde, Associate Professor, UCSD, San Diego, CA

D. Murbach, Engineering Geologist, Murbach Geotech, San Diego, CA

L. Ortiz, Researcher, CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico

R.Thiele, Architect, American Institute of Architects, San Diego, CA

 

Quantifying Business Interruption, Downtime, and Recovery following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and Identifying the Causes

Ibrahim Almufti, SE and Mike Mieler, Arup, San Francisco, CA

Cynthia Kroll, Chief Economist, Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), San Francisco, CA

Anne Wein, USGS, Menlo Park, CA

Heidi Tremayne and Shizza Fatima, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA

Professor Yu Xiao, Texas A&M University

 

Recommendations for Modeling the Nonlinear Response of Slender Reinforced Concrete Walls Using PERFORM-3D

Laura N Lowes, Professor; Dawn E Lehman, Professor; University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Carson Baker, Structural Staff Engineer, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Seattle, WA

Repair Time Model for Buildings Considering the Earthquake Hazard

Vesna Terzic, Assistant Professor, California State University Long Beach, CA

Dong Y. Yoo, Engineer, LPA, Inc., Irvine, CA

Amir H. Aryan, Lecturer, California State University Long Beach, CA

 

Research Driven Design Using Topology Optimization: LAX Pedestrian Bridge Prototype Study

Mark Sarkisian PE, SE, Partner; Peter Lee PE, SE, Associate Director; Rupa Garai PE, SE, Associate; Alessandro Beghini PE, SE Associate; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, San Francisco, CA

 

Resiliency of Tainan Following the Meinong Earthquake

Kevin S. Moore, PE, SE, SECB, Principal; Anindya Dutta, PhD, PE, SE, Senior Project Manager; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, San Francisco, CA

 

Resilient Schools Through Leadership and Community Engagement

Kent Yu, PhD, SE; James Newell, PhD, SE; Darren Beyer, SE; SEFT Consulting Group, Beaverton, OR

Chris Poland, SE, NAE, Chris D Poland Consulting Engineer, Canyon Lake, CA

Jay Raskin, AIA, Jay Raskin Architect, Portland, OR

Richard L. Steinbrugge, PE, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR

 

The Role of Structural Robustness in Risk-Informed Community Resilience Planning

John W. van de Lindt, Professor; Bruce R. Ellingwood, Professor; Hussam Mahmoud, Assistant Professor; Maria Koliou, Post - Doctoral Scholar; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Naiyu Wang, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

 

SEAOC EPEP After-Action Retrospective: 2014 South Napa Earthquake

Scott M. Adan, Ph.D., SE, SECB, Director of Seismic Assessment Services, CBRE and Principal, Adan Engineering, LLC, Santa Monica, CA

Jeff P. Hunt, Ph.D., PE, Managing Engineer, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Orange County, CA

 

SEAOSC Design Guide: City of Los Angeles Mandatory Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing Non-Ductile Concrete Buildings

Josh Gebelein, Associate Principal, Brandow & Johnston, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

 

SEAOSC Design Guide: City of Los Angeles Mandatory Earthquake Hazard Reduction for Wood Buildings with Soft, Weak, or Open-Font Wall Lines

Daniel Zepeda and Garrett Hagen, Degenkolb Engineers, Los Angeles, CA

 

Seismic Evaluation of Nonstructural Walls based on Finite Element Analysis and Code Failure Criteria

Kevin Chen, PE, Engineer; Siavash Soroushian, PhD, PE, Analyst; Armin Masroor, PhD, PE, Senior Analyst; Rob Smith, SE, CEng MICE, Associate Principal; Arup, San Francisco, CA

Seismic Retrofit and Renovation of UC Berkeley’s Historic Bowles Hall

Karl Telleen, SE; Joe Maffei, SE, PhD; Maffei Structural Engineering, San Francisco, CA

Theresa B. Dias, AIA, Pyatok Architects, Oakland, CA

John A. Baker, Jr., PE, Bowles Hall Foundation

The Seismic Retrofit of the Historic Oregon State Capitol, A Case Study of Implementing ASCE 41-13

Geoff Bomba, SE, Senior Associate; Rene Vignos, SE, Principal; Ali Roufegarinejad, PhD, R&D Manager; Forell/Elsesser Engineers, San Francisco, CA

John McDonald, SE, Principal, Catena Consulting Engineers, Portland, OR

Seismic Retrofit of the Tower of Hope – Preservation of a Masterwork of Mid-Century Modernism

Bryan Seamer, S.E., Director; Daniel Wang, S.E., Director; LPA, Inc., Irvine, CA

Seismic Shear in Reinforced Concrete Special Moment Frame Columns

Tea Visnjic, Associate, Exponent, Menlo Park, CA

Marios Panagiotou, Senior Consultant, Nabih Youseff Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Jack Moehle, T.Y. and Margaret Lin Professor of Engineering, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Seismic Strengthening of the Majestic Center, Wellington, New Zealand

H.S. McKenzie, Principal; A.E. Philpott, SE, , Holmes Consulting, Wellington

J.G. White, PD, Holmes Consulting, Netherlands

D.K. Bull, TD, Holmes Consulting, Christchurch, College of Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Seismic Upgrade of a Pre-Northridge Moment Framed Boiler/Steam Plant using Externally installed Horizontal Roof Truss Diaphragm and Friction Damper Frames

Dihong Shao, S.E., Principal; Dan Tappel, S.E.; Coffman Engineers, Inc., Seattle, WA

Seismic Upgrade of an Existing Tall Building by Different Energy Dissipation Devices

Shanshan Wang, Graduate Student Researcher

Stephen Mahin, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 

Solutions to the Short-Period Building Performance Paradox: A Focus on Light-Frame Wood Buildings

Charles A. Kircher, Ph.D., P.E., Principal, Kircher & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Palo Alto, CA

Weichiang Pang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Ershad Ziaei, Ph.D. Candidate, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Andre Filiatrault, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY and School of Advanced Studies of Pavia (IUSS), Pavia, Italy

Scott D. Schiff, Ph.D., Director of Projects, Applied Technology Council, Atlanta, GA

Special Moment Frame Qualifications: RBS to Box Column

Peter Lee PE, SE, Associate Director; Rupa Garai PE, SE, Associate; Alvin Tsui PE, SE, Associate; Yue Hua, Design Engineer; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, San Francisco, CA

Special Wind Regions in California

David Banks, PhD; Anke Beyer-Lout; CPP Inc, Fort Collins, CO

Specifying Special Inspection for Wood Construction

Tim M. Hart, SE, Civil/Structural Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

SEAONC Construction Quality Assurance Committee, San Francisco, CA

Steel Moment Frame Bracing Criteria for Existing Wood Diaphragms (Part 1 of 2)

David Ojala, SE, Associate, Thornton Tomasetti, San Francisco, CA

Jonathan Buckalew, PE, Project Engineer, Nabih Youssef & Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Steel Moment Frame Bracing Criteria for Existing Wood Diaphragms (Part 2 of 2)

Jonathan Buckalew, PE, Project Engineer, Nabih Youssef & Associates, Los Angeles, CA

David Ojala, SE, Associate, Thornton Tomasetti, San Francisco, CA

Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) 2016 Report

2015-16 SEAONC SE3 Committee, San Francisco, CA

Structural Engineering Management of a Severely Damaged City-Christchurch New Zealand

Paul Arthur Campbell, Technical Director, Opus International Consultants; President, Structural Engineering Society New Zealand

John Kennedy Snook, Executive Officer, Structural Engineering Society New Zealand

Testing of 30 Year-Old Isolators, Salt Lake City and County Building

Jerod G. Johnson, PhD, SE, Reaveley Engineers + Associates, Salt Lake City, UT

Mason T. Walters, SE, Forell Elsesser Engineers, San Francisco, CA

Tsunami-Resilient Building Designs for Hawaii and Other High Hazard Regions

Lyle Carden, Ph.D. S.E. M.ASCE; Guangren Yu, Ph.D., S.E.; Gary Chock, S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, ACOPNE, ASCE 7 Tsunami Loads and Effects Subcommittee Chair; Martin & Chock, Inc., Honolulu, HI

Ian N. Robertson, Ph.D, S.E., M. ASCE, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

UCSF Clinical Sciences Building Seismic Rehabilitation

Mason Walters, Principal; Steve Marusich, Principal; Carlos Sempere, Structural Engineer; Ryan Cooke, Designer; Forell/Elsesser Engineers, San Francisco, CA

The U.S. Resiliency Council®: Building Ratings and Community Resilience Implementation Issues

Ronald L. Mayes, Acting Executive Director USRC, Staff Consultant, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., San Francisco, CA

Evan Reis, Sr. Co-Founder and Board Member of USRC, Dir. Of Business Strategies Hinman Consulting Engineers, San Francisco, CA

Use of Bayesian Updating to Improve Fragility Estimates for Single-Family Houses in San Francisco

Brian McDonald, PhD, SE; Troy Morgan. PhD, PE; Scott Swensen, PhD; Exponent, Menlo Park, CA

The Use of Intermediate Beams to Link Adjacent Bays in Structural Steel Buildings to Reduce Floor Vibrations

Joseph Collins, SE, Associate; Jason Krolicki, SE, Associate Principal; Nicholas Christie, CEng, Senior Engineer; Arup, San Francisco, CA

Vibration Control of RC High-rise Building with Soft-story

Tsubasa Tani, Research Engineer, Taisei Corp., Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Wind Loads on Rooftop Photovoltaic Panel Systems Installed Parallel to Roof Planes

Joseph H. Cain, P.E., Consultant, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Washington, D.C.

David Banks, PhD, P.Eng., Principal, Cermak Peterka Petersen (CPP Wind), Fort Collins, Colorado

“Yield Link” Connection Providing Ductility and Hysteretic Energy Dissipation with Easily Replaceable Elements to Reduce Earthquake Damage and Recovery Time

Thor Matteson, SE, Thor Matteson Engineering, Berkeley, CA