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Joe Maffei

Satish Jain
Joe Maffei, Satish Jain
“Performance Based Design of Tall Buildings”
Tall buildings once a rarity in high seismic zones is becoming more common with the advent of modern technology and engineering practices. With demands for sleeker structural systems that offer more saleable space and elegance to tall towers, Performance based seismic design (PBD) not only realizes those demands but also offers rational solutions to seismic behavior that cannot be covered by linear analysis. India not yet exposed to PBD can gain a lot from this presentation that aims to cover basic theory, case-studies and ‘The tall building initiative’.

Joe Maffei, S.E. Ph.D. LEED AP Principal, RUTHERFORD & CHEKENE

Joe is Principal at Rutherford & Chekene, a structural engineering firm in San Francisco, USA and an internationally recognized expert on the seismic design and retrofitting of concrete buildings. Joe is the chair of the Concrete Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) Seismology Committee, lead author of the concrete chapter of the SEAOC Blue Book, and SEAOC’s official liaison to the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Joe has led numerous high-rise peer reviews for the cities of Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento and Bellevue.

Satish Jain, P.E., S.E Director, SJC Structural Engineers

Satish is the Director of SJC Structural Engineers in Mumbai, India and specializes in the planning and design of tall buildings, advanced seismic analysis and post-tensioned concrete slabs. With ample experience in the design of challenging projects throughout the USA, Satish also actively trains and educates engineering professionals in the latest engineering and constructability practices through professional presentations.
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