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Codes and Standards Division Committees

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.

CSAD Committees

Executive Committee

  • 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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Standard Committees

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 construction technologies
ASCE 7-10 Change Proposal Form

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  

Purpose: To 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 underdrain applications  

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  

Purpose: To 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 strengthening techniques.

  • Subcommittee on Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings:
    Purpose: 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:
    Purpose: 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.