SEI Pittsburgh has gotten a site license to host the ASCE National Continuing Education Webinar "Pier and Beam Foundation Design for Wind and Flood Loads"
Purpose and Background
This webinar will provide technical information important to the design of pier and beam foundations using the wind load and flood load provisions of ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction. Foundation design information is largely missing from the building codes yet prescriptive wind design is provided for many wind speeds for elevated buildings. Guidance is not available on how to design floor support systems on either continuous perimeter walls or individual footings and piers to resist wind pressures when the foundation also experiences flood forces, scour and flood-borne debris impacts.
You will learn how to apply the wind and flood load provisions in ASCE 7-10 to properly design pier and beam foundations. The level of instruction is appropriate for engineers who have pier and beam foundation design issues or are waiting to include this foundation style into their current practice. The primary audience is structural engineers who have some experience at performing designs for buildings or geotechnical engineers who provide foundation design as part of their service. The newly revised sections in ASCE 7-10 are referenced as strength design issues are important in component design.
Gain an understanding of how to apply current wind and flood design methodologies to pier and beam foundation issues
Gain an understanding of where the prescriptive provisions of the building code stop when designs for foundations are considered and where the building code is not clear about how to apply the code provisions as it relates to foundations
Learn what the limitations are for prescriptive solutions to the pier and beam foundation design problem that can help the practitioner know what important design issues must be thoroughly analyzed
The level of instruction is appropriate for engineers who have pier and beam foundation design issues or want to include this foundation style into their current practice. The primary audience is structural engineers who have some experience at performing designs for buildings or geotechnical engineers who provide foundation design as part of their service.
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