APEGBC is developing professional practice guidelines on performance-based seismic design of bridges. The guidelines are intended to provide guidance and information suitable for the consistent and appropriate application of the performance-based seismic bridge design requirements in the new S6-14 Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (S6-14). The guidelines will establish the standard of care that APEGBC members should follow when carrying out this activity and will outline the roles, responsibilities and skillsets of the various participants and stakeholders involved in such work.
With work already underway, the guidelines are expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has provided funding support for this project.
APEGBC works to proactively address practice issues by establishing shared expectations regarding professional services for specific areas of engineering and geoscience. This is accomplished through the development of guidelines, which help to clarify and define standards of practice.
Find more information on APEGBC guidelines.
For information on development of the performance-based seismic design of bridges guidelines, email Lindsay Steele, P.Geo., APEGBC Associate Director of Professional Practice.