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    The 2016 edition of ASCE Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures is available. Learn more about the new digital platform ASCE 7 Online, as well as the new ASCE 7 Hazard Tool, and sign up for release updates.

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    Research Grant Report

    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.

    Download the Report (PDF)

    ASCE 7 2022 Development Cycle

    The 2022 Cycle is underway, the following meetings and conference calls are scheduled and are open to guests. Please contact Jennifer Goupil for information. 

    ASCE 7-22 Meetings:

    • July 9, 2020; 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. CT | ASCE 19; Virtual Meeting
    • July 9, 2020; 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT | ASCE 7-22 General Requirements Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • July 10, 2020; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | ASCE 7-22 Flood Loads Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • July 13, 2020; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET | ASCE 7-22 Wind Loads Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • July 17, 2020; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | ASCE 7-22 Flood Loads Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • July 17, 2020; 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET | ASCE 7-22 Load Combinations Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • July 24, 2020; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | ASCE 7-22 Flood Loads Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • July 31, 2020; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | ASCE 7-22 Flood Loads Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • July 31, 2020; 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT | ASCE 7-22 Seismic Loads Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • August 14, 2020; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  ET | ASCE 7-22 Flood Loads Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • August 19, 2020; 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET | ASCE 7-22 Load Combinations Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • August 21, 2020; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | ASCE 7-22 Flood Loads Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • August 28, 2020; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | ASCE 7-22 Flood Loads Subcommittee; Virtual Meeting
    • Oct. 6, 2020 | ASCE 7-22 General Provisions Subcommittee; TBD
    • Oct. 8, 2020 | ASCE 7-22 Dead and Live Loads Subcommittee; TBD

    ASCE 7-22 Main Committee Meetings Archive:

    SEI Standards

    SEI Codes and Standards Activities Division (CSAD) supports the development of 25 ASCE/SEI Standards; 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. 

    ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design is now available as a free download in the ASCE Library. 

    SEI Standards Committee Meetings

    • May 28, 2020; 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET | ASCE XX Wind Speed Estimation Standards Committee: Virtual Meeting
    • June 11, 20202; 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET| ASCE XX Wind Speed Estimation Standards Committee; Virtual Meeting
    • June 11–12, 2020 | ASCE 49 Standards Committee; Virtual Meeting
    • June 25, 2020; 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET| ASCE XX Wind Speed Estimation Standards Committee; Virtual Meeting

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