September Chapter Meeting

Sept. 16, 2009

New Seismic Design Guidelines for Tall Buildings in California,” Ron Hamburger, SGH

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Venue: UC Berkeley, Hearst Mining Building

Join the chapter for a preview of the New Seismic Design Guidelines for Tall Buildings, the first to include design criteria and guidance for seismic designers and reviewers of tall buildings with industry-wide consensus. These guidelines are expected to be developed into code documents in the future.


Tall Buildings (photo credit: Marcos Saramago)

Arrive early for a Tour of Hearst Mining Building Seismic Isolation Retrofit at 4:30 pm! (for more information contact: Heidi Faison,


For walking, driving and bart directions plus parking information, see the PEER website:

The Hearst Mining Building is the building next to PEER’s office in Davis Hall.

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