Design of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Steel-Framed Buildings  

Education Type: 
1 Hour


AIA Learning Units: 
1.0 LU | HSW
.10 CEU
Professional Development Hours: 
1.0 PDH

This webinar provides an introduction to design of seismic force-resisting systems in steel-framed
buildings, intended to complement the design problems in Chapter 9 of the FEMA P-1051 NEHRP Recommended Design Provisions: Design Examples. Topics include the design of ordinary concentrically braced frames, special concentrically braced frames, and special moment frames.


Rafael Sabelli, Director of Seismic Design at Walter P Moore   

Rafael Sabelli is a Principal and Director of Seismic Design at Walter P Moore. Rafael has earned a Special Achievement Award from AISC, as well as the T.R. Higgins Lectureship award. He is active in the development of seismic design standards for steel systems and is a member of the AISC Seismic Provisions Committee, the ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committee, and the NIST Building Seismic Safety Council's Provisions Update Committee. Rafael is the chair of the AISC Seismic Design Manual committee and was the Project manager for the 5-volume SEAOC Seismic Design Manual. Rafael is co-author of Ductile Design of Steel Structures, and has written extensively on the
design and behavior of steel seismic systems.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions;
  • Learn the lasted seismic provisions for steel buildings;
  • Learn the steel behavior under seismic forcers; and
  • Learn different seismic force-resisting systems for steel buildings.