Seismic Retrofit Technical Presentation - SEI LA Chapter
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About the Event
The primary performance standard for retrofitting bridges in California is to prevent the structure from reaching the collapse limit state for the Design Earthquake. The collapse limit state is defined as the condition where any additional deformation will potentially render a bridge incapable of resisting the loads generated by its self-weight. The goal of this “No Collapse” performance standard is to protect human life. In this presentation, Mr. Joshi talks about the unique methodologies used for structural analyses and innovative techniques used for determining the seismic retrofit strategy of bridges in the Los Angeles Region.
Amit Joshi is a Bridge Engineer at Caltrans, Division of Engineering Services, Office of Bridge Design South serving the southern counties in California. He has 10 years of experience in structural design and construction of bridges in California. He serves as a project engineer on various seismic retrofit, bridge widening and replacement projects in the Los Angeles Region. He is part of the Post-Earthquake Investigation Team at Caltrans. Amit has a Master of Science Degree from the University of California Davis in Structural Engineering and Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, India. He is the chair of SEI Los Angeles Chapter. Amit enjoys cooking, hiking and solving mathematical puzzles in his past time.