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STK0208 - Enhancing the Structural Performance of Iconic Projects: From Innovative Seismic Solutions to High-Strength Steel
Join AISC Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Rafael Sabelli as he shares insights on overcoming the design challenges that he has faced on a variety of iconic projects.

The talk will include case studies on these structures, where he will provide technical insights on the innovative seismic solutions that were employed to overcome unique problems, and he will showcase situations where the use of high-strength steel helped to improve the efficiency of the structural systems that were employed.


Rafael Sabelli is a Principal and Director of Seismic Design at Walter P Moore. Rafael has earned a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Special Achievement Award from AISC, as well as the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. He is active in the development of seismic design standards for steel systems. He is a member of the AISC Committee on Specifications, where he is vice-chair of Technical Committee on the Seismic Provisions, and a member of the AISC Committee on Manuals, where he is chair of the Seismic Design Manual committee.

He is a member of, the ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committee and the NIST Building Seismic Safety Council’s Provisions Update Committee. Rafael was co-editor for the SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual.

Rafael is co-author of Ductile Design of Steel Structures and has written extensively on the design and behaviour of steel seismic systems. He has published technical papers on braced frames, connection design, and structural stability. He is the Past President of the Structural Engineers Association of California.

Rafael was Structural Engineer of Record of the award-winning San Francisco International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and of the Los Angeles Rams Sofi Stadium.

Aug 4, 2021 09:00 PM in Universal Time UTC

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