Structural Engineers Association of New York

TR Higgins Lecture: What Seismic Steel Design Is All About

  • 15 Dec 2015
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place

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TR Higgins Lecture: What Seismic Steel Design Is All About

This lecture will be presented by Chia-Ming Uang

Significant revisions have been introduced to the AISC Seismic Provisions since it was first published in 1990.  A historical perspective of the code development, including the challenges faced and the strategies developed, leading to modern seismic design provisions is presented.  This presentation also aims to demystify the relationship between the AISC Seismic Provisions and the R-factor seismic design procedure in ASCE 7.

1.5 PDH Credits offered

Chia-Ming Uang is a Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He received a B.S. in civil engineering from National Taiwan University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in structural engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the American Welding Society, and the Structural Engineers Association of California. For AISC, he serves on the Committee of Specifications, Committee of Research, and Connection Prequalification Review Panel.

Professor Uang’s research is in the seismic design, rehabilitation, and testing of large-scale steel structures, including buildings and bridges. Uang received the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award in 2015 and a Special Achievement Award in 2007 for his contributions in research and service to the steel industry. He also received three research awards from American Society of Civil Engineers: Raymond C. Reese Research Prize in 2001 as well as Moisseiff Awards in 2004 and 2014. Uang is coauthor of two textbooks on structural analysis and structural steel design and three book chapters. 

Registration opens at 5:45pm. Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm

Advanced Registration will close the day before the event. Walk-ins welcome.

For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
For student members, registration is $5.

The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. 


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