While studying the ASCE 7 Chapter 11 & 12, do you frequently get lost in its”wall of text“?
No problem, we are here to help!
Ian has created and shared three very valuable flow charts (you can download them below). By following along while studying, you will gain a much better understanding of many of the seismic design requirements and calculations described in the code.
If you are not already familiar with these concepts, I highly recommend that you study them thoroughly in preparation for the SE exam!
|The first part of these flow charts outlines the appropriate procedures for determining “seismic ground motion values” and “seismic design category” which goes along very well with my previous post.
The last part of the flow charts goes through the “equivalent lateral force procedure” step-by-step. It is very useful for making sure that you don't miss all the little details in the code.
PS: Thanks to David A. Fanella, Ph.D., S.E., P.E, for his original publications in cenews.com.