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Structural Intervention: CHBC to Resilient Design – LIVE BROADCAST

This is the online broadcast for our live workshop at Mill Valley, California. You will receive continuing education units for your attendance, so long as you log in to the webinar for the period of time for which you’d like to receive units (90 minutes, three hours, or six hours – it’s up to you). You will need to self-report your continuing education units, however. You may drop in and leave at any time, but you will only receive credit for the period of time you attend. The broadcast is between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Certificates of attendance are available for an added nominal fee. Upon registration, you will receive an agenda for sessions.

In California, historical buildings are especially vulnerable in the face of disaster and climate change. At the same time, architects and engineers have a powerful tool available that sets forth a tried and true alternative for addressing structural issues in historic buildings: The California Historical Building Code (CHBC). This full day workshop will start by laying out the structural provisions of the CHBC and will close with case examples and strategies for resiliency to address a wide range of issues and threats, from climate change to earthquakes.

You will...

  1. Get the architect and structural engineer's perspective of the CHBC
  2. Examine seismic upgrades of unique building elements
  3. Review approaches to seismic retrofits by public entities
  4. Understand the U.S. Resiliency Council's development of a rating system for pre- and post-earthquake evaluation of buildings.


  • Alan Dreyfuss, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
  • Kevin S Moore, SE, CE, PE, SE, SECB, Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Steven Harris, Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Lisa Yergovich, ‎Principal, Architectural Resources Group
  • Ron Mayes, Acting Executive Director,  U.S. Resiliency Council
  • Ken Tam, Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Other speakers to be announced!