Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the number of earthquakes per year has seen an overall increase in frequency. What does this mean for the built environment? This webinar considers seismic activity from an architecture, engineering, and construction point of view, looking at solutions that handle major seismic events as well as smaller seismic traumas. Mastering movement in architecture means providing a solution that not only keeps occupants safe but also provides health, wellness, and environmental solutions. We will discuss a variety of products that provide earthquake-ready solutions from stairs to expansion joint covers that also offer aesthetic appeal and succeed in the overall design vision for both commercial and residential building designs.
Seismic expert Gabe Blasi will discuss the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital project, which set a new standard for mastering building movement. Architect Robert Nebolon will discuss seismic solutions for two projects: a three-story residence in Hermosa Beach, California, that was built on sand, and a 3-story microbrewery that required many specific seismic solutions particular to a commercial food and drink establishment. Structural engineer Derrick Roorda will discuss the newly opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures project, which is base isolated, and which has won several engineering awards.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion focused on how these innovative projects address several key issues.
- Describe how seismic activity affects the built environment.
- Explain how designing for earthquakes can impact interstory drift.
- Discuss how buildings designed with earthquake-ready products improve occupant safety.
- List types and aesthetic designs for seismic-related components.