Performance-based design (PBD) is a major shift from traditional structural design concepts and represents the future of earthquake engineering. The procedure provides a method for determining acceptable levels of earthquake damage. Also, it is based on the recognition that yielding does not constitute failure and that preplanned yielding of certain members of a structure during an earthquake can actually help to save the rest of the structure. In this technology-packed seminar, Ashraf Habibullah will deliver a four-part lecture covering topics including nonlinear theory, nonlinear modeling, nonlinear analysis techniques, and nonlinear applications in structural engineering.

Computers and Structures, Inc (CSI), in collaboration with the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines Inc. (ASEP) and the Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), is inviting all engineers, architects, developers, managers, government, and policy makers in building industry and public infrastructure to attend the biggest and highly-informative Performance-based Design (PBD) seminar in this region.

The Theory and Practice of Performance-based Design: The Future of Earthquake Engineering is a technology transfer event previously held in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Bangkok to present the theory and techniques of PBD in simple terms and analogies that are familiar to every structural engineering practitioner. This seminar is being organized in Manila, Philippines for the benefit of the building and construction industry and the engineering professionals in this region where seismic activities are prevalent.

A hands-on session will be held on 8 November to be conducted by ASEP and ACECOMS, AIT to provide hands-on demonstration of PBD of tall buildings.

For further details, please contact:

Engr. Adam Abinales

Chairman, Knowledge Committee
Ms. Ailyn Cajegas

ASEP Secretariat
Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines Inc. (ASEP)
(+632) 411-8606


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