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ASCE Forms Standard Committee for Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation


Media Contact(s):
Jim Jennings, 703-295-6406/540-272-1452c,

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Reston,, Virginia—The American Society of Civil Engineers is forming a standards committee to develop a national consensus standard for mitigating disproportionate collapse of building structures.

Users of the standard would include, but not be limited to, design professionals, building officials, building owners and building users. The scope of the proposed standards activity is to develop a standard for disproportionate collapse mitigation of building structures and publish it as an ASCE standard.

The content of the standard will be based on available technical information including the technical documents produced by the
ASCE/SEI Technical Activities Division committee on disproportionate collapse, the GSA/DoD Guide, other available guides and standards, and published research papers and reports.

Interested parties may submit an application to join this new committee via For more information, please contact Lee Kusek, Codes and Standards Administrator, at

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