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September Dinner/Zoom Meeting : Residential Earthquake Retrofits with Thor Matteson
September 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thor Matteson spent the last 15 years of his engineering career designing residential seismic retrofits, working as a subconsultant to FEMA, CEA, and the ICC, generating earthquake retrofit standards, and writing books about earthquake retrofitting and wood-framed shear walls. His presentation will focus on how earthquakes damage houses, how to protect against damage, and some common misconceptions about earthquake retrofitting.
5:30pm Pre-Meeting Chapter member Brian Cogley will review conditions from some of his recent inspections. (Attendees with earn an additional ASHI CE)
6:45pm Comment Review Brian Cogley will provide a report writing analysis using member-submitted comments to improve clarity and the principles of Identification, Implication, and Recommendation.
7:00pm Dinner Enjoy a handcrafted dinner by our professional chef, Malika Henderson.
7:00pm Chapter Meeting During dinner, chapter president David Pagano will lead a short business meeting to cover chapter and ASHI business, committee reports, and upcoming educational opportunities.
7:45pm Main Speaker Thor Matteson will give a presentation on residential earthquake retrofits. (Attendees with earn an additional ASHI CE)
Thor is a structural engineer and the inventor of the patented SkinnyBrace, an efficient bracing method for vulnerable soft-story buildings.
*****Please note that this will be a hybrid (both in-person & zoom) meeting. Please click only one of the links below to register.*****