On 27-28 August 2013, the Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS) in collaboration with AIT Consulting, will organize a seminar and workshop on the Performance Based Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings at the AIT Hotel and Conference Center, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

Performance Based Approaches (PBA) have gained considerable acceptance in the recent years for determining and designing structures for specific hazards, especially earthquakes. PBA provides a rational and systematic way for determining the performance of structures using relatively rigorous techniques and tools, including the effects of non-linearity and dynamics to achieve specific response targets.

The two-day seminar and workshop intends to provide the necessary background and hands-on demonstration of performance based design of concrete buildings. The seminar will cover topics such as Performance Based Design Overview, Modeling for Pushover and Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis, Modeling for Performance Based Design in SAP2000, Modeling for Performance Based Design in PERFORM 3D, Capacity Based Design of Structural Components, Wind Effect on Buildings and Wind Tunnel Test Procedures, Site-specific Seismic Hazard Assessment, and Nonlinear Analysis of Ductile Core Wall Building in SAP2000.

Key instructors at the seminar will include Dr. Pennung Warnitchai, Associate Professor, Structural Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, AIT; Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Consulting; Dr. Teraphan Ornthammarath, Scientist, Seismic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning, System for Africa and Asia (RIMES); and Mr. Thaung Htut Aung, Coordinator, Structural Engineering Unit, AIT Consulting.

Full details can be found in the link: http://www.solutions.ait.asia/resources/AITC-SeminarWorkshopAnnouncement-Performance%20Based%20Design%20of%20Reinforced%20Concrete%20Buildings.pdf

To register, please contact Ms. Petcharat Wongthong at consulting@ait.asia, acecoms@ait.asia.