Codes and Standards Activities Division (CSAD)
Purpose: Coordinate all activities of ASCE related to the establishment, use, or discontinuance of standards in the area of buildings.
- Chris D. Poland, Chair
- Edward DePaola
- Ronald O. Hamburger
- Mike Pfeiffer
- Fahim Sadek
- Don Scott
- Ken Sharpless
- Stephen S. Szoke
- Bradford Douglas, Corresponding Member
- Bonnie Eileen Manley, Corresponding Member
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Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures Standards
Purpose: Define magnitudes of loads
suitable for the design of buildings and other structures, including
dead loads from the weight of construction materials and fixed
installations, live loads caused by the user, and environmental loads
such as those which arise from the effects of wind, snow, and
earthquakes. Develop loading criteria for assuring safety,
serviceability, and integrity which are applicable to wide class of
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Blast Protection Of Buildings Standards
Purpose: To develop standards for blast resistant design and construction of new and existing structures.
Design Loads On Structures During Construction
Purpose: Develop standards for design loads on construction related structures.
Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation of Building Structures Standards
Purpose: To develop a consensus standard for
disproportionate collapse mitigation of building structures. The content of the
standard will be based on available technical information including the
technical documents produced by the SEI/TAD disproportionate collapse
committee, the GSA/DoD Guide, other available guides and standards, and
published research papers and reports.
Earthquake Actuated Automatic Gas Shutoff Systems Standards
Purpose: To develop standards for earthquake actuated automatic gas shutoff systems as updates of ASCE 25 Standard.
Fiber Composites And Polymers Standards
develop standards for design, fabrication, and erection of composite structural
members for buildings and constructed facilities and for design and
installation of plastic pipe for sewer force main non-pressure gravity flow and
Fiberglass Walkway Gratings Standards
Purpose: To develop a national consensus standard for fiberglass walkway gratings.
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics Stacks Standards
Purpose: Create a consensus standard for the design, fabrication, erection and maintenance of free-standing, self supporting wind-exposed FRP stacks.
Flood Resistant Design And Construction Standards
Purpose: Develop standards for flood resistant design and construction.
Frost Protected Shallow Foundations
Purpose: Provide detailed information on the design and construction of FPSF.
Masonry Standards Joint Committee
(Joint with the Masonry Society, American Concrete Institute 530 and Structural Division)
Purpose: Develop and maintain design and construction standards for adoption or incorporation into building codes regulating masonry construction.
Seismic Analysis Of Safety-Related Nuclear Structures
Purpose: To advance the development and coordination of nuclear engineering standards as related to the practice of civil engineering. As appropriate, standards will be written and committee activities will be coordinated with other nuclear standard writing organizations for maximum effectiveness as updates of ASCE 4 Standard.
Update on ASCE 4
Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings Standards
Purpose: Develop consensus standards for the seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings.
ASCE 31/41 Summer/Fall 2010 Committee Report
Stainless Steel Cold-Formed Sections Standards
Purpose: Develop standards for the design
of cold-formed stainless steel sections using the AISI Cold-Formed
Structural Design Manual 1974 Edition as a resource document.
Structural Applications Of Steel Cables For Buildings Standards
revise ASCE Standard 19-96 considering technological advances in materials, structural
analysis, research, and construction methods. The Standard is to state
requirements for the structural design, construction contract documents, shop
drawings, fabrication, and installation of cables for use as structural
elements of buildings and pedestrian bridges
Structural Condition Assessment And Rehabilitation of Buildings Standards
Purpose: Identify engineering issues,
develop solutions, and prepare consensus standards for the structural
condition assessment and rehabilitation of buildings. This will include
the assessment of materials, components and systems; identification of
risks and setting of priorities; and selection and implementation of
- Subcommittee on Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings:
Identify needs and to develop consensus standards for the condition
assessment of existing building structure including the overall
evaluation process and specific considerations of building materials,
components and systems. Both documentation of available condition
assessment methods and formulation of new procedures will be included.
- Subcommittee on Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope:
Identify needs and to develop standard guidelines containing procedures
for the condition assessment of existing building walls and roofs. Only
those issues affecting structural integrity will be considered. The
guidelines will cover load bearing and non-load bearing walls,
fenestrations, cornices, parapets and ornamentation. Roof systems to be
covered include the primary load carrying system, and membrane and other
water proofing systems. Whenever possible, existing standards for
evaluating the performance of the building envelope will be referenced.
Structural Design For Fire Conditions Standards
Purpose: Develop standards for structural design for fire conditions.The current standard is ASCE 29-99 Standard Calculations for Structural Fire Conditions. The calculation methods provided in the document are intended to produce fire resistance rating times that are equivalent to the results obtained from the standard fire test, ASTM E119 Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials. The calculation methods of this standard are for use as an alternative to the laboratory test results. These calculation methods are applicable only to structural steel, plain concrete, reinforced concrete, timber and wood, concrete masonry, and clay masonry.
Tensile Membrane Structures & Air Supported Structures Standards
Purpose: To develop design standards for
the following structure types: tensile membranes, air-supported
membranes, air-inflated membranes, and frame-supported membranes.
Wind Tunnel Testing Standards
Purpose: provide minimum requirements for wind tunnel tests to determine wind loads on and response of buildings and other structures.
Athletic Field Lighting Standards
Purpose: To develop a standard for the proper specification, design, installation, and on-going maintenance of athletic field, or other similar large area lighting system support structures.
Design Of Steel Transmission Pole Structures Standards
Purpose: To develop a standard for the design of steel transmission poles.
Design Of Steel Transmission Towers Standards
Purpose: To develop a standard for design of steel transmission towers using the updated ASCE Manual 52 Guide for Design of Steel Transmission Structures as a resource document, as updated in ASCE 10 Standard.