Earthquake Design Considerations for Office, Retail, Light Industrial, Healthcare, School and University Buildings

Course Number: S-4010
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: C. Sundararajan, Ph.D., MASCE, FASME
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Overview

In Earthquake Design Considerations for Office, Retail, Light Industrial, Healthcare, School and University Buildings , you'll learn ...

  • Learning the specific design issues, performance expectations and requirements associated with office, retail, light manufacturing, healthcare, school and university facilities
  • Understanding the performance of these types of facilities during past earthquakes
  • Learning specific vulnerabilities of these facilities during earthquakes
  • Understanding the responsibilities and interactions of members of the design team, including the architect, structural engineer, geotechnical engineer and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineers

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 65 pages

The course document identifies specific design issues, performance expectations and requirements associated with each of the six occupancy types. It also provides examples of performance of these types of buildings in past earthquakes and specific vulnerabilities.

This course is intended for civil and structural engineers and architects interested in gaining a better understanding of earthquake design considerations for different types of buildings.

The course is based on Chapters 6 to 12 of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Report titled “Primer for Design Professionals: Communicating with Owners and Managers of New Buildings on Earthquake Risk (FEMA-389)”.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning the specific design issues, performance expectations and requirements associated with office, retail, light manufacturing, healthcare, school and university facilities
  • Understanding the performance of these types of facilities during past earthquakes
  • Learning specific vulnerabilities of these facilities during earthquakes
  • Understanding the responsibilities and interactions of members of the design team, including the architect, structural engineer, geotechnical engineer and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineers
  • This course discusses earthquake design considerations in six occupancy types:
  • Commercial office facilities, Retail commercial facilities, Light manufacturing facilities, Healthcare facilities, School facilities, and University facilities

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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