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The 2028 revision cycle for Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7) will begin in 2023 and the committee is seeking new members. If you are interested in applying for the main committee, subcommittees, or task committees, please apply by December 18, 2022 by filling out the ASCE Committee Application Form. Eligible Regulatory members can qualify for travel reimbursement per ASCE Travel Policy.


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Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-22, is the nationally adopted loading standard for general structural design.

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Bridges 2023 calendar

The Bridges 2023 wall calendar, with original photographs of bridges from the United States and around the world, celebrates the unique blend of technology and art that is the hallmark of great engineering.

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Meydan Bridge
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Red Bridge over Tadami River
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Granville Bridge
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Queensboro Bridge
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Pont Neuf
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(Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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