ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures
Public Comment for the 2022 edition of ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated
Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures will be open starting June 17. The comment deadline is August 2, 2021.
Accessing the Public Comment System will require using or creating an ASCE user account. For additional questions please contact ASCE’s Codes and Standards Senior Administrator James Neckel at
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ASCE Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures is available. Learn more about the new digital platform
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The public comment period on Supplement 3 for
ASCE/SEI 7-16 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures is now open from from May 21, 2021 through July 11. This Supplement updates two section 11.4.8 provisions and commentary of the standard: Section 11.4.8 Site-Specific Ground Motion Procedures, with Table 11.4-1 Short-Period Site and Table 11.4-2 Long-Period Site also includes Chapter 11 Commentary, Section C11.4.8 are revised in this supplement. To participate in the public comment period, contact
James Neckel, ASCE's Codes and Standards Coordinator.
Determination of Pressure Coefficients for High-Rise Buildings of Different Aspect Ratios
Sponsored by The Charles Pankow Foundation
The pressure coefficients for the Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) in Chapter 27 of ASCE 7-16 for buildings above 60ft date from the mid-1970s, primarily from the work of Akins et al. (1977). While tweaks to them have been made over the years, a systematic study using modern wind tunnel test methods for code-based design has not been conducted in many years. In particular, our knowledge of both the role of turbulence on aerodynamic loading and the turbulence levels in the atmospheric boundary later have evolved considerably over this time period. As a result, the ASCE 7-22 Wind Loads Sub-Committee wishes to review and possibly update Chapter 27 MWFRS wind load coefficients.
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The 2022 Cycle is underway, the following meetings and conference calls are scheduled and are open to guests. Please contact
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The CSAD committees coordinate all activities of ASCE related to the establishment, use, or discontinuance of standards in the area of buildings, non-building structures, and non-structural components. Please contact
Jennifer Goupil for information.
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