Reston, VA — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is offering a free trial of ASCE 7 Online.  ASCE 7 Online provides digital access to ASCE 7-16 and ASCE 7-10.  This trial period of ASCE’s most prominent standards comes prior to the release of the newly updated Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criterial for Building and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-22 next month. The free trial is available through November 30 and will expire December 1, 2021.

ASCE/SEI 7 is an integral part of building codes in the United States, and around the globe, and is adopted by reference into the International Building Code, the International Existing Building Code, the International Residential Code, and the NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code. Structural engineers, architects, and those engaged in preparing and administering local building codes will find the structural load requirements essential to their practice. 

The purpose of a building code is to establish minimum requirements necessary to protect and improve public health, safety and welfare in the built environment. Model building codes provide for protection from fire, structural collapse, general deterioration, and extreme loads related to man-made and natural hazards.  

To view ASCE 7 Online and participate in the free trial, visit

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