Professional Practice Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Bridges in British Columbia

April 5, 2018

Engineers and Geoscientists BC has published professional practice guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Bridges in BC. The guidelines have been developed with the support of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC MoTI), the Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineering, and the Structural Engineers Association of BC. These guidelines will assist Engineering Professionals in carrying out performance-based seismic design of bridges in a consistent manner while incorporating best practices.

Klohn Crippen Berger's Bruce Hamersley, P.Eng., Manager, Transportation Projects and Kristin Greinacher, P.Eng. contributed to the guidelines. Bruce was one of the primary authors of the guidelines. Kristin's design example for tubular eccentrically braced frames is mentioned as part of a case study on the temporary works for the new San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge (see Appendix B3).

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