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Meetings & Workshops : COSMOS Technical Sessions

2009 COSMOS Technical Session -

Practical Application of the New ASCE 7-10 Required Procedures for Determining
Site Specific Ground Motions

November 6, 2009
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport
Millbrae, California


Also available:

A Summary by Jennie Watson-Lamprey for the 2009 Technical Session

Practical Application of the New ASCE 7-10 Required
Procedures for Determining Site Specific Ground Motions


Schedule Title Authors
7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Welcome and Overview of Day

B. Bachman
8:40 Conclusions from previous COSMOS meeting and
importance of today’s topic


N. Abrahamson
Overview of Building Code Updates to Design Ground Motion Criteria
9:10 Basis for the New Risk-targeted Ground Motion Maps

C. Kircher
9:35 Maximum Direction Shaking: Amplitude and Orientation

A. Whittaker
10:00 Preparation of New Seismic Design Maps and Associated Web Products

Nico Luco
10:25 BREAK

10:40 New Liquefaction Requirements and Associated PGA Maps

C. B Crouse
11:15 Factors for Calculating Maximum Rotated Component

J. Watson-Lamprey
11:40 Application of Directivity and Maximum Rotated Component Factors

Nick Gregor
Noon LUNCH

12:30 COSMOS Annual Business Meeting

B. Iwan
1:30 BREAK

1:40 Application of ASCE 7-05 and Recent OSHPD Express Terms for Selection of Ground Motions for a Healthcare Facility

A. Bastani
2:10 Selection of Ground Motions for a Hospital Application

R. Golesorkhi
2:40 Should Design Spectra in Building Codes Be Specified from the Maximum Component or the Average Horizontal?

Jon Stewart
3:45 NGA in Practice: Implementation of NGA in Accordance with the Codes

Martin Walker
5:00 BREAK

4:00 Panel Discussion

5:00 Adjourn for Cocktail Hour

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