Lateral Load Paths
1. Students will understand lateral load paths in buildings and be able to compute forces in diaphragms, collectors, and frames.
Theory and Design
2. Students will understand the theory behind modern seismic provisions for buildings.
3. Students will be able to appropriately size and detail members in special moment resisting frames (SMRFs), special concentrically braced frames (SCBFs), and buckling-restrained braced frames (BRBFs).
4. Students will know how to use modern analysis tools to analyze buildings under earthquake loading.