ASCE Standards provide technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in civil engineering. Many of our standards are referenced by model building codes and adopted by state and local jurisdiction. They also provide guidance for design projects around the world.
Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ASCE has a rigorous and formal process overseen by the Codes and Standards Committee (CSC). Standards are created or updated by a balanced, volunteer standards committee, followed by a public review period.
All standards are updated or reaffirmed at least every 5 years. ASCE's standards program is regularly audited to ensure compliance with the ASCE Rules for Standards Committees and that it is consistent with ANSI requirements.
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Public Comment Period for ASCE/SEI 55 Tensile Membrane Structures – Deadline for comments 02-25-1016
Public Comment Period for ASCE/CI Schedule Delay Analysis – Deadline for comments 03/07/16
Public Comment Period for ASCE/SEI 19 STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS OF STEEL CABLES FOR BUILDINGS - Deadline for comments 03/17/16 Accessing the Public Comment System will require using or creating an ASCE web user account. For additional questions contact James Neckel, ASCE’s Codes and Standards Coordinator, at email@example.com or (703) 295-6176.
Step 4: Publication
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published ASCE Standards.