FREE! FEMA P-58 Series and Training Seminar

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).

This training seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, and will provide an overview of the newly available FEMA P-58 tools and guidance for design, examples on simplified and detailed implementation of the methodology, and information on the expected performance of code-conforming buildings.

Registration for this event can be done independently through this page, or as an option when registering for the SEAOC Convention here.  Registration for the convention is not a requirement to attend this seminar.

October 6, 2017

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The Applied Technology Council (ATC) would like to express its deepest sympathies over the loss of life and property in Mexico as a result of the recent earthquakes.  In support of ongoing U.S. Government-funded research and development projects in earthquake engineering, the ATC Endowment Fund is sponsoring a team of experts to investigate the performance of buildings in Mexico City following the September 19, 2017 magnitude-7.1 earthquake.  Although our focus is on engineering issues, we are cognizant of ongoing response and recovery efforts.  Through investigations such as this, we hope to contribute to the state-of-knowledge for avoiding losses in future earthquakes, both in the United States and internationally.

Led by Ramon Gilsanz (U.S. on-site leader), Sissy Nikolaou (U.S. off-site coordinator), and Rodolfo Valles Mattox (Mexico on-site leader), the team includes structural engineers, building instrumentation researchers, and geotechnical and seismology specialists from around the world.  The team will be charged with collecting detailed information on structural design, vibration properties, site and seismological characteristics, strong ground motion records, and performance of engineered reinforced concrete structures that are relevant to ongoing ATC projects funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  It is anticipated that this data collection effort will allow for comprehensive follow-up studies in ways that have rarely, if ever, been possible before. 

This work will be used to assist in the calibration and contribute to the further development of methodologies, guidelines, and standards for seismic performance assessment applicable to concrete buildings in the United States and internationally.

Engineering firms and research institutions participating in the team include:

  • Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York
  • WSP, New York, Miami, Mexico
  • Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco
  • Forell/Elsesser Engineers, San Francisco
  • IDS Group, Irvine
  • Rutherford + Chekene, San Francisco
  • National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Greenwich, UK
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)


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.