Designing a structure to resist earthquakes requires several considerations. The loading is more severe, the permissible response will usually include damage to the structure, as well as the systems and components supported by the structure, and the levels of uncertainty in loading and response are greater than for ordinary loads.
On February 10… more
By Charles Carter, BSSC Board Chair and President of AISC and Jiqiu (JQ) Yuan, Executive Director of Multi-Hazard Mitigation and Building Seismic Safety Councils, NIBS
Earthquakes are a serious threat, with the ability to cause significant losses, building damage, and disruption to operations. Our nation’s seismic risk is largely mitigated… more
The National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors is accepting board nominations for the next term. The three-year term begins October 1, 2022.
A nomination form must be completed for every proposed candidate. Self-nominations are allowed, and references may be requested. Nominations are due by March 15, 2022.
The NIBS Board… more
The 2020 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples, Training Materials, and Design Flow Chart (FEMA P-2192) have been developed by the NIBS Building Seismic Safety Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to illustrate and explain some of the new changes in the 2020… more
With wildfires in the West, hurricanes in the Southeast, tornados in the nation’s midsection, and flooding endemic to the entire nation, disasters have become all too common in the United States. Hundreds of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars are lost each year as a result. We must stop the build/rebuild cycle and instead take actions to… more