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Seismic Performance of Architectural Precast Facade Systems - Part B Design Implications and Lessons Learned  edit    delete

Category: Webinar
Description: Moderator: Kurt McMullin, Professor, San Jose State University

Tara Hutchinson, Professor, University of California at San Diego
Mark Hildebrand, President, Willis Precast Co. Inc.
Glen Underwood, Chief Structural Engineer, Clark-Pacific Precast
Elide Pantoli, Doctoral Candidate, University of California at San Diego

This is the second in a series of two NEES/EERI Research-to-Practice webinars discussing NEES Projects and their affiliated studies on architectural precast façade. There is no cost to attend this webinar. To register go to PDHs will be available from EERI after the webinar for $30.

Based on the findings of three NEES projects and related component tests discussed in the first webinar, key aspects of the design of architectural precast concrete facade systems are summarized in this second webinar. Additional support of the Charles Pankow Foundation and the Precast Concrete Institute led to the development of a design guide for practitioners from this effort. This design-oriented discussion will focus on detailing of the façade connection to the building using either flexing or sliding-type configurations, with an emphasis on selecting configurations that support the connections need to accommodate building-induced inter-story drift demands. In addition, a new, ductile corner connection design is introduced, the underlying concept of which allows designers to minimize joint widths conventionally required of non-impacting precast concrete panel elements.
When: Friday 12 December, 2014, 11:00 am PST - 12:30 pm PST
  1. design process
  2. EERI
  3. facade
  4. nees@berkeley
  5. nees@ucsd
  6. nonstructural
  7. Research to Practice
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