Now Available! Update of FEMA P-58 Series

ATC is pleased to announce the availability of the FEMA P-58 Series, Seismic Performance Assessment of Buildings, Methodology and Implementation, prepared by the Applied Technology Council (ATC) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA P-58 Volumes 1-3 were originally published in 2012. A revised version of these volumes, plus four new volumes, new tools, and background documentation are all now available for immediate download.

Now Available!

FEMA P-2012, Assessing Seismic Performance of Buildings with Configuration Irregularities


June 26, 1997

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The Applied Technology Council (ATC) is pleased to announce the ATC-29-1 Seminar on Seismic Design, Retrofit, and Performance of Nonstructural Components, the second in a series of seminars on this subject first held in October 1990. The Seminar will focus on architectural, electrical, and mechanical components and their supports in buildings, hospitals and other essential facilities, and hazardous material and industrial facilities. It will be held January 22-23, 1998 in San Francisco at a site to be announced later. The purpose of the 2-day Seminar is to present current research, practice, and informed thinking pertinent to seismic design, retrofit, and performance of nonstructural components.

The Seminar program has been developed for design professionals, regulators, researchers, manufacturers and contractors, insurers, owners, and facility managers. The following sessions are planned: (1) Current and Proposed Codes and Regulations; (2) Commercial and Institutional Buildings; (3) Hospitals and Other Essential Facilities; and (4) Hazardous Material and Industrial Facilities. Themes and topics to be addressed include:

  • Code implementation issues, including qualification
  • Observed or expected performance
  • Analytical and experimental investigations
  • Evaluation and retrofit strategies and guidelines
  • Case studies / examples for new or retrofit design.

The Seminar Steering Committee is seeking papers pertaining to the above themes, sessions, and topics. Verbal presentations are planned but the Steering Committee is also considering the possibility of including poster papers. Persons wishing to present a paper at the Seminar are requested to submit an abstract of their paper to ATC on or before September 15, 1997. Abstracts should be one page, typewritten (single spaced) and not more than 250 words in length. Please indicate in the upper right corner of the abstract the format of presentation preferred (verbal or poster). Abstracts should be submitted to: ATC-29-1 Project, Applied Technology Council, 555 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 550, Redwood City, CA 94065; Fax: 415/593-2320.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by October 1, 1997. Written versions of papers presented at the Seminar, not to exceed 14 pages in length, will be due December 15, 1997 in order to publish the Seminar Proceedings for the opening day of the Seminar.

An exhibition space is planned and exhibits are encouraged.



What's New?

What's New? The ATC Hazards by Location website allows the user to find site-specific basic wind speeds, ground snow loads, tornado design wind loads, and seismic loads used in the standards published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and International Building Code. This website was developed with the financial help of the ATC Endowment Fund, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), and Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), and is free of charge to users.

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Available Products. The library of completed ATC products includes more than 100 publications on key issues in structural, earthquake, wind, and coastal engineering.  Some are available as free downloads and others can be purchased through ATC’s newly updated online store.   More…

Projects. With funding from various government agencies and the ATC Endowment Fund, ATC is actively engaged in a broad range of funded technical projects to mitigate the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment.

Events. Periodically ATC conducts seminars, conferences, workshops, webinars, and other meetings to document and advance the state of structural engineering practice and to identify research needs.  Registration for these events can be made through the “Events” section of this website.  ATC also has the ability to provide an instructor to conduct your ATC-20 and ATC-45 in-person trainings, and information about these options is available under On Demand Training in the Product menu above.