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April Virtual Meeting: Non-Ductile Concrete with David Bonowitz, SE
April 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10
Non-ductile reinforced concrete buildings, common in buildings from the 1970s and before, are prone to brittle behavior in parts of the building such as joints and columns. Local ordinances in Southern California are requiring retrofitting, and there are rumors that such ordinances are coming to Northern California in the near future. Structural Engineer David Bonowitz will discuss non-ductile concrete, retrofitting measures, and ordinances that could be coming to the Bay Area.
5:30pm Login and Socialize Join a few minutes early to sort out technical issues and chat with your fellow inspectors.
6:00pm Pre-Meeting Paul Barraza, chapter president, will have a presentation on how home inspectors can use home inspections to help fight climate change and save their clients money. (Attendees will earn an additional ASHI CE)
7:00pm Chapter Meeting Chapter president Paul Barraza will lead a short business meeting to cover chapter and ASHI business, committee reports, and upcoming educational opportunities.
7:30pm Main Speaker Structural Engineer David Bonowitz will discuss non-ductile concrete, retrofitting measures, and ordinances that could be coming to the Bay Area. (Attendees will earn an additional ASHI CE)
David Bonowitz is a licensed Structural Engineer, and a 25 year member of EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute). He is a Fellow Member of SEAONC (Structural Engineers Association of Northern California) and SEAOC (Structural Engineers Associate of California), and the past chair of the NCSEA (National Council of Structural Engineers Associations) Existing Buildings and Resilience committees. He is also an appointed member of the new FEMA-NIST working group on Functional Recovery of the Built Environment and Critical Infrastructure.