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

January 25, 2000

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New Officers and Committee Members:

At its annual Organizational meeting on January 15, 2000 in Berkeley, California, the ATC Board of Directors elected Arthur N. L. Chiu (University of Hawaii at Manoa ) as ATC President, replacing Edwin T. Dean (Nishkian Dean, Portland, Oregon), who will now serve as Past President. Andrew T. Merovich (A. T. Merovich & Associates, Inc., San Rafael, California) was elected as Vice President., and Stephen H. Pelham (Barrish, Pelham & Partners, Inc., Sacramento, California) as Secretary/Treasurer. Each will serve a 1-year term.


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Andrew T. Merovich


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During the same meeting, the following committees were appointed:

Executive Committee: Arthur Chiu, Andrew Merovich, Stephen Pelham, Edwin Dean, and James Cagley (Cagley & Associates, Rockville, Maryland)

Bylaws and Policy. Edwin Dean

Design Guides. Maryann Phipps (Chairman) (Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, California), Ronald Hamburger (EQE International, Oakland, California), Robert Dean (University of Florida, Gainesville), and Richard Hess (Hess Engineering, Inc., Los Alamitos, California)

Endowment Committee. James Cagley (Chairman), Arthur Chiu, James Delahay (Lane Bishop York Delahay, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama), Edwin Johnson (Atkinson, Johnson and Spurrier, San Diego, California), Newland Malmquist (Larsen and Malmquist, Salt Lake City, Utah), Maryann Phipps, Richard Phillips (Hillman Biddison & Loevenguth, Los Angeles, California), Jonathan Shipp (EQE International, Irvine, California), and Charles Thornton (Thornton-Tomasetti, New York City, New York)

Financial Statement Review. Stephen Pelham (Chairman), Edwin Johnson, Andrew Merovich, Maryann Phipps

Multi-Hazard Mitigation. Robert Dean (Chairman), Steven Baldridge (Baldridge & Associates, Honolulu, Hawaii), James Cagley, James Delahay, Maryann Phipps

Personnel. Andrew Merovich (Chairman), Patrick Buscovich (Patrick Buscovich, Structural Engineer, San Francisco, California), James Cagley, and Edwin Dean

Publications. Edwin Dean (Chairman), James Delahay, Stephen Pelham, and Lawrence Reaveley (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Seminars. James Delahay (Chairman), Patrick Buscovich, Edwin Johnson, and Stephen Pelham

Strategic Planning. Edwin Dean (Chairman), James Cagley, Maryann Phipps, and Lawrence Reaveley

Liaison Assignments.

 American Society of Civil Engineers:  L. Reaveley
 Building Seismic Safety Council:  C. Thornton
 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute:  C. Comartin (tentative)
 Institute for Business and Home Safety:  D. Kim
 National Council of Structural Engineers Associations:  J. Delahay
 Structural Engineers Association of California  R. Hamburger
 Structural Engineers Association of Central California  Stephen Pelham
 Structural Engineers Association of Northern California  P. Buscovich
 Structural Engineers Association of San Diego  E. Johnson
 Structural Engineers Association of Southern California  R. Hess
 Western Council of Structural Engineers Associations  S. Baldridge, Edwin Dean

Meeting Dates and Locations

 Saturday, April 15, 2000  Washington, DC
 Saturday, July 22, 2000  Newport Beach or Irvine, California area
 Saturday, October 28, 2000  Hawaii
 Saturday, January 20, 2001  San Francisco Bay area, California


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.