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The Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), State University of New York at Buffalo, are pleased to announce the ATC-17-2 Seminar on Response Modification Technologies for Performance-Based Seismic Design, the third in a series of seminars first held in San Francisco in 1986. The seminar will focus on seismic isolation, energy dissipation, active and semi-active control systems, and the use of new materials in structural response modification. It will be held May 30-31, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles. The purpose of the 2-day seminar is to present a comprehensive picture of the state of practice and current research on response modification technologies for performance-based seismic design, including future directions.
The seminar program has been developed for design professionals, regulators, researchers, manufacturers and contractors, owners, and facility managers. The program will include papers on planned and completed applications, including new structures as well as rehabilitated existing structures -- corporate facilities, hospitals, data centers, emergency operation centers, large bridges, and other structures. Download the PDF version of the Seminar Program here. Last updated: May 28, 2002. (Be sure to press the 'Reset' or 'Refresh' button in your browser to make sure you get the current version rather than the one that may be cached on your system, as this file is being constantly updated)
Themes and topics to be addressed include:
- case studies of current and future applications summarizing project information and important issues (e.g., function, number, description, and size of devices and systems used; codes and guidelines followed; analysis approach; performance goals; design ground motions; peer review; permitting; economic analysis; and problems encountered),
- summaries of recent research,
- future directions in the development and application of devices and systems, and
- emerging technical and policy issues, including barriers to implementation.
For registration information, download a PDF version of the Second Announcement: Program and Registration Information brochure.
An exhibition space is planned and exhibits are encouraged. To reserve an Exhibition space, download a PDF version of the Exhibitor Registration form and Map. The map contains an up-to-date list of all reserved and available exhibition space. Last updated: May 13, 2002.
A field trip is also planned. Download a PDF version of the detailed field trip information, cost, and sign-up forms here. Last updated: May 28, 2002.