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Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16


T. Eric Stafford, P.E.

ASCE Press

2018 / 362 pp.
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Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 highlights for readers the most noteworthy developments within the design load provisions of the newest edition of ASCE 7. The authors—four subject matter experts with in-depth knowledge of the new provisions—summarize and explain the major differences between ASCE 7-10 and 7-16. Topics include

General requirements and load combinations;

Dead and live loads;

Snow, rain, and ice loads;

Earthquake loads;

Wind loads; and

New tsunami guidelines.

In a user-friendly, appealing format, this volume describes more than 100 changes, accompanied by an explanation of the rationale behind each change and a detailed analysis of its implications, generously illustrated by photographs, diagrams, and other visual aids.

This handy volume translates changes to the ASCE 7-16 load provisions into a form quickly accessible to structural engineers, architects, contractors, building officials and inspectors, and allied professionals.