Structural Engineers Association of New York
SEAoNY DOB Code Update Training Series:
June 23, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join us for the second session of a four-part series of educational training sessions on the new DOB Code updates.
This session will be presented by Dr. Ahmad Rahimian, of WSP USA.
Discuss the proposed revisions for wind provisions in Section 1609 of the 2022 edition of the New York City Building Code. The revisions include updated basic wind speed and wind load factor. It includes updates for simplified methods. It also includes revised limitations for wind tunnel test results and new requirements for peer review of wind tunnel testing. It also includes new sections for wind load on canopies and wind load on structures during construction.
Learn about the proposed changes to Section 1609 of the New York Building Code 2022
Review the changes to Basic wind speed and wind load factor for structural design.
Identify new limitations of wind tunnel testing
Learn about the addition of new sections for wind load on canopies and for wind load on structures during construction
Speaker: Dr. Ahmed Rahimian
Dr. Ahmad Rahimian is a Director of Building Structures at WSP USA, a global multi-disciplinary engineering firm of over 49,000 staff world-wide.
Ahmad’s more than 35 years of experience with the firm includes the engineering of numerous notable projects worldwide ranging from high-rise commercial and residential towers to sports facilities. He has recently completed the design of projects such as Central Park Tower, One World Trade Center, One 57 Tower in New York City, and the new retractable roof over the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. He has been responsible for the structural design of numerous notable buildings such as the Hearst Tower; the Trump World Tower; the Torre Mayor in Mexico City (the tallest building in Mexico at the time construction) recognized by Scientific American Magazine as one of the top innovations of 2003; and the original Arthur Ashe Stadium (US OPEN), Flushing Meadows NY. His expertise has been instrumental in engineering of numerous other projects including the London Bridge Tower (Shard), the tallest building in Europe.
Dr. Rahimian received his Ph.D. from New York University School of Engineering (Polytechnic Institute) and is a registered Professional Engineer in New York and several other states, and a registered Structural Engineer in California and Nevada. He has authored numerous technical articles for professional publications and has appeared as a guest lecturer on topics relating to innovative structural design.
He is the recipient of the 2015 and 2007 AISC Special Achievement Awards, 2005 ASCE-CERF Charles Pankow Award for innovation, the ENR Excellence Award as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2003, Concrete Industry Board (CIB) 2013 Leader of Industry Award, and 2013 NYU Polytechnic Distinguished Alumni Award. He is a former chair of ACI375 Committee and an honorary member of SEAoNY. He is currently serving as the Chair of Wind Committee for New York City Building Code. He holds several US patents for seismic protective design.
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