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Permission Requests for ASCE/SEI 7
To request permission to reuse material from any edition of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI Standard 7), please send your request to ASCE Permissions. Your request should identify the text, figure, and/or table that you would like to reuse, the exact edition of ASCE 7 in which it appears, and where the material will be republished. Rightslink® does not handle permissions for any editions of ASCE 7.
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