Projects : Task Order 29
Development of Technical Brief on Structural Design Issues
Seismic Design of Steel Special Concentrically Braced Frame Systems
The primary objective of this task is to produce a new techbrief addressing Steel Special Concentrically Braced Frames (SCBF), including buckling restrained braced frames (BRBF). This techbrief will be a synthesis of model building code requirements and leading practitioner-recognized techniques, resulting in clear and concise analysis, design, and construction guidance for use by practicing structural engineers.
Work to be carried out under this task order includes: (1) project management and oversight, including the selection and confirmation of key project personnel; (2) preparation of a Project Work Plan; (3) update of a NIST project description; (4) preparation, review, and revision of an initial draft of the techbrief; (5) preparation of a final draft version of the techbrief for review; (6) preparation of a final camera-ready version of the techbrief for printing and dissemination; (7) preparation of a letter report outlining potential topics for future techbriefs related to steel design; and (8) presentation of in-person status reports at NIST offices in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and at NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture offices in Redwood City, California.
Project Technical Committee
• Rafael Sabelli (Project Director and Lead Author), Walter P. Moore, San Francisco, California (structural engineering practitioner with extensive experience in the design of steel braced frame structures)
• Charles Roeder, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (researcher with extensive experience in experimental investigations of steel braced frame structures)
• Jerome F. Hajjar, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts (researcher with extensive experience in the testing and analysis of structural steel components)
Project Review Panel
• Michel Bruneau, State University of New York at Buffalo (researcher with extensive experience in the testing and analysis of structural steel components)
• Mark Saunders, Rutherford & Chekene, San Francisco, California (structural engineering practitioner with extensive experience in the seismic design of steel frame structures)
• John Rolfes, Computerized Structural Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (structural engineering practitioner with experience on the AISC Seismic Committee, Braced Frame Subcommittee)