All structural engineers, architects, real-estate developers and managers are invited to attend the highly-informative seminar on the Theory and Practice of Performance-based Design: The Future of Earthquake Engineering to be held on 7 August 2014 at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand.

Registration is open until 31 July 2014. To register, visit:

Over 150 participants from different countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand have already registered to this premier event organized by Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI) in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS), and AIT Consulting (AITC).

Performance-based design (PBD) is an advanced earthquake engineering tool that is changing the traditional way of designing tall buildings and structures. It is a systematic, explicit, and simulation-based approach used to find the most suitable, safe, and cost-effective solution to ensure building safety against forces of earthquakes and wind.

The purpose of this seminar is to present the theory and techniques of PBD in simple terms and analogies that are very familiar to structural engineering practitioners. Keynote speaker, Ashraf Habibullah, CSI President and CEO will focus on the following topics: Nonlinear Theory; Nonlinear Modeling; Nonlinear Analysis Techniques; and Nonlinear Applications in Structural Engineering.

AIT Associate Professor and Earthquake Engineering Expert Dr. Pennung Warnitchai will also present a topic on the seismic risk in the region and the importance of PBD particularly in earthquake-prone countries.

CSI is recognized globally as the pioneering leader in software tools for structural and earthquake engineering. ACECOMS and AITC are providing support to CSI for development of design tools software particularly ETABS software, as well as its regional promotion.

To know more about CSI, their software, and other upcoming events, visit their website: