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- Subject: BSSC Annual Meeting
- From: Claret Heider <cheider(--nospam--at)nibs.org>
- Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 15:05:53 -0500 (EST)
Thought the following might prove of interest to the list participants. Claret Heider, BSSC The Building Seismic Safety Council Annual Meeting will be held on January 20-21, 1999, at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel Resort, Reno, Nevada. It will begin at 1 p.m. on January 20. The first session is tentatively scheduled to feature the following: Welcome and Overview of Current BSSC Activities ? BSSC Chair Eugene Zeller, City of Long Beach Introduction of the BSSC Annual Meeting Program and Participants ? J. Gregg Borchelt, Brick Industry Association and BSSC Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee Chair Introduction of the NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings Case Studies Project and Related Efforts ? Ugo Morelli, Federal Emergency Management Agency, will briefly describe the background of the Guidelines and case studies project and related FEMA efforts The Case Studies Project: Background and Status ? Case Studies Project Committee (CSPC) Chair Dan Shapiro of SOHA Engineers will describe the purpose of and identify the participants in the Case Studies Project; Bernard Murphy of the BSSC staff will delineate the current status of the project; CSPC members John Baals of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Steven Sweeney of the U.S. Army Construction and Engineering Laboratory will provide an overview of the building and contractor selection processes Synthesis of Case Studies Results ? Case Studies Project Technical Advisor Andrew Merovich of A. T. Merovich and Associates, Inc., will provide a preliminary summary of the case studies results and implications The January 20 program will conclude with a dinner and awards presentation. The dinner speaker is to be announced. On January 21, presentations are expected to include the following: History, Purpose, and Goals of FEMA's Code and Standards Projects ? Michael Mahoney, Federal Emergency Management Agency Overview of the International Code Council Process and the BSSC Code Development/Support Efforts ? A representative of the ICC will describe the ICC process and the status of current efforts; Code Resource Support Committee (CRSC) Chair Gerald Jones will describe the procedures used by the BSSC in contributing to the ICC's efforts International Building Code Seismic Requirements ? CRSC Member Ronald O. Hamburger of EQE International will provide an overview of the IBC seismic requirements based on the 1997 NEHRP Recommended Provisions International Residential Code Seismic Requirements ? CRSC member J. Daniel Dolan of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will describe the International Residential Code seismic requirements based on the 1997 Provisions Application of the Codes Requirements ? CRSC Member James R. Harris of J. R. Harris and Company, S. K. Ghosh of S. K. Ghosh Associates, Inc., and J. Dan Dolan will present illustrations of application of the code requirements in design. Group Luncheon ? Speaker from FEMA Project Impact City, Sparks, Nevada History, Purpose, and Goals of the NEHRP Recommended Provisions Update Process ? Timothy Sheckler, Federal Emergency Management Agency Overview of the Anticipated Changes for the 2000 NEHRP Recommended Provisions ? Provisions Update Committee Chair William Holmes and PUC Technical Subcommittee and Task Group Chairs will discuss changes expected for the 2000 Provisions. FEMA's NEHRP Strategic Plan ? Michael Mahoney, Federal Emergency Management Agency The BSSC's Long-Range Plan ? BSSC Long-Range Planning Committee Chair James Beavers will discuss the Council's plan for the future. REGISTRATION INFORMATION: To obtain a registration form and other meeting materials, please contact the BSSC at 202-289-7800 (e-mail canner(--nospam--at)nibs.org; fax 202-289-1092). The registration fee is $150 registration fee (to cover the cost of meeting expenses and the group lunch and awards dinner). HOTEL INFORMATION is as follows: John Ascuaga's Nugget, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Reno, Nevada; Telephone 800-843-2427 . Please mention the BSSC when you call to make your reservations. We have negotiated a room rate (double or single) of $57 per night but reservations must be made no later than December 18. The negotiated rate includes free shuttle service to/from the airport and access to all health club facilities and the year-round pool; it applies for three days before and after the meeting dates on a space-available basis.
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