In September, for the third consecutive year, Scott Adan, Ph.D., S.E., SECB, a Principal with Adan Engineering, was reappointed Steel Subcommittee Chair for the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC). Dr. Adan has over 20 years of experience as a structural engineer, including investigating existing buildings, designing new buildings, performing earthquake research, and evaluating […]

The recently published article co-authored by Scott Adan, Ph.D., S.E., SECB of Adan Engineering and Ron Hamburger, S.E., SECB of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, discusses the seismic requirements for steel special moment frame connections. The connections must be capable of transferring moment and shear forces that can be developed in the beam to the column. […]

The NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 2, “Seismic Design of Steel Special Moment Frames: A Guide for Practicing Engineers” won the SEAONC (Structural Engineers Association of Northern California) 2010 Merit in Structural Engineering Award in the Study/Research/Guidelines category. Co-authored by Ron Hamburger, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Helmut Krawinkler, Stanford University, Jim Malley, Degenkob Engineers, […]