ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures
The 2016 edition of ASCE Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures will be available in July 2017. Learn more about the new digital platform
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The 2016 edition of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures provides the most up-to-date and coordinated loading standard for structural design. Along with improved coordination and routine updates, ASCE 7-16 includes many significant changes as follows:
Consistent with revisions to all editions of the ASCE 7 standard, some of the revisions will cause increases and some will cause decreases in the cost of construction for an overall project. In fact, the variability of the impacts on construction resulting from different hazards may be compounding or may negate the effects. The cost impact for each significant change to ASCE 7-16 has been considered and is described below. While it is recognized that the summary of impacts from ASCE 7-16 to overall construction as compared to ASCE 7-10 is project specific, impacts to a specific building component or industries may be significant for any isolated change in the standard.
The following organizations are in support of ASCE 7-16:
The development cycle for the 2016 edition is complete. The next edition will be 2022 and the committee will be formed late 2017/early 2016. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to
submit an application at any time for consideration to participate on the Main Committee or a Subcommittee next cycle.
Please contact Jennifer Goupil with any questions.
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