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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.


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Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ASCE has a rigorous and formal process overseen by the Codes & Standards Committee (CSC). Standards are created or updated by a balanced, volunteer standards committee, followed by a public review period.

All standards are updated or reaffirmed at least every 5 years. ASCE's standards program is regularly audited to ensure compliance with the ASCE Rules for Standards Committees and that it is consistent with ANSI requirements.

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Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-16, is the nationally adopted loading standard for general structural design.

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