Performance-based design (PBD) is an advanced earthquake engineering tool that is changing the traditional way of designing 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.

In Thailand, AIT Consulting (AITC), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is known as one of the few organizations capable of providing this highly sophisticated technology which requires an advanced technical skills.

AITC invites all structural engineers to find out more about this revolutionary earthquake engineering advancement by watching the PBD seminar conducted in AIT found on this link:

These videos will provide relevant information on why PBD is important particularly for countries prone to earthquakes.

Structural engineers are also invited to attend a 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 organized by Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI), a globally recognized pioneering leader in software tools for structural and earthquake engineering.

In collaboration with AIT, the Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS), and AITC, CSI assures all attendees will leave the seminar empowered with a clear understanding of this new technology. To register to the PBD event, please visit:

Keynote speaker, Ashraf Habibullah, CSI President and CEO will present the theory and practical application of nonlinear analysis and PBD in terms and analogies that are very familiar to structural engineering practitioner.

Earthquake engineering expert, Dr. Pennung Warnitchai, Associate Professor in AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology will also present a topic on the seismic risk in the region. Dr. Pennung’s recent interview about the Chang Rai earthquake that was broadcasted on 30 June 2014 on Thai Channel 3 can be viewed in this link: