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.

An Update on ASCE 73

ASCE recognizes the need for a mandatory sustainable infrastructure standard and appreciates the anticipation in the broader professional community for the publication of the Standard Practice for Sustainable Infrastructure (ASCE 73-XX).  Immediately after the publication of the non-mandatory ASCE 73-XX, the Society plans to establish a new committee to create a mandatory Sustainable Infrastructure Standard.  In accordance with the ANSI-accredited ASCE Rules for Standards Committees, a new committee will be formed, with significant representation from the ASCE Committees, Institutes, and the Public. Documentation of previous public comments and committee proceedings will be shared with the new committee.

The standardization process to develop the next edition of the standard will be launched with broad public notice and outreach, in accordance with the ASCE Rules for Standards Committees, including a proposal review period during which public comment will be welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to be considered for membership on the committee charged with developing the next edition of ASCE 73, please submit the following form.

View ASCE SI Standards Committee Interest Form