Each country is different, each working group would generate different building codes and implement them differently. It is intended to review and analyze the process of generation, implementation and acceptance of seismic codes in Mexico. The philosophies to be applied can differ greatly; if a code should be restrictive in its application; if involves architects, developers, investors or others; if the revision of the code is wide open, and many more issues. It is intended to exchange ideas and acquired experiences in other countries with seismic threat in order to learn the most important technical forecasts that have been made in the development of their codes, and how they have generated acceptance and collaboration with architects, developers and politicians.
The most important connection between the researcher and the practice engineer is the construction code, where the state of art is brought together in guidelines for a safe construction of structures based on extensive studies and trials. However, there are other than technical challenges to its acceptance and use. Mexico is in the process of developing a generation of new construction codes and it would be important to learn from the lessons that this process has given in other countries around the world.
Carry out an in-depth analysis of the practice and regulations in different countries threatened by the seismic hazard, in order to understand the current state of our seismic building codes and identify improveable areas. Generate a useful document focused on improving our standards, taking into account the philosophies and practices of other regions of the world.
Dr. Edgar Tapia Hernández Mexican Society for Earthquake Engineering (Moderator)
Dr. Rodolfo Saragoni Huerta Chilean Association for Earthquake Engineering
Dr. Helen Ferner New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering
Dr. David Cocke Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Dr. Yoshiaki Nakano Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering
Dr. Paolo Riva Italian Society for Earthquake Engineering
Dr. Mario G. Ordaz Schroeder II – UNAM, MéxicoThe evolution of Mexican regulations will be discussed, emphasizing the increase in seismic coefficients, the influence of seismological research on Mexican regulations and the particularities of the country's conditions.
M.I. Raúl Jean Perrilliat Jean Ingenieros, MéxicoCriteria for identification of irregular structures will be discussed as a way to identify deficient structures, despite the fact that the criteria of seismic regulation are considered in their design.
Rob Jury Chair of the Technical Group at NZSEECharacteristics and procedure of development, application, compliance, charges, insurance and other relevant aspects.
Dr. Koichi Kusunoki Tokio University, JapanCharacteristics and procedure of development, application, compliance, charges, insurance and other relevant aspects.
Dr. Eduardo C. Cansado Carvalho
CEN Committee for Eurocode 8
Consultor, GAPRES - Gabinete de Projectos, Engenharia e Serviços, SA
Ms.C. Jorge Carvallo Walbaum
Committee for the Code NCh 433: Seismic design of buildings.
Carvallo Ingeniería, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso.
Dr. Amador Terán Gilmore UAM - Azc (Moderator)
Dr. Chris Poland Committee ASCE/SEI 41-17, Seismic Rehabilitation, USA
Dr. Michael N. Fardis CEN Committee for Eurocode 8, Greece.
Dr. Akira Wada Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Susan Dowty P.E., S.E. International Code Council, USA
M.I. Jorge Carvallo Walbaum Seismic Code NCh.433, Chile