Continuum Education

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Seismic Mitigation Part IV: Improving on Existing Construction & Mitigation of Seismic Forces

Format: CE Course
CE Info: 2.25 HSW LU
Contact Info: Customer Service (customerservice@ncarb.org)

Description:
Ongoing research and experience from recent seismic events have added to the store of knowledge that allows architects to address problems in the design of new buildings. However, it is also essential to address problems in existing buildings that will behave predictably in a major seismic event. This course examines the factors that must be considered when retrofitting existing buildings. In addition, the course reviews seismic design strategies that can be used for mitigating earthquake forces on building structures. Particular attention is paid to the use of base isolation, damping systems, and aseismic design as tools for seismic mitigation. This is the fourth course in a series of five courses on seismic mitigation. Each part may be taken as an individual course.

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Continuum Education

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The Continuum Education Series is one of the most cost-effective ways for architects to fulfill their state and AIA continuing education requirements.
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