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ASCE/SEI 7-16:  Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures

American Society of Civil Engineers

Your purchase of ASCE 7-16 includes access to ASCE 7-10.

ASCE 7-16 provides up-to-date and coordinated loading standards for general structural design. The Standard describes the means for determining design loads including dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, snow, rain, ice, earthquake, wind and fire, as well as how to assess load combinations.

Significant updates include • updated chapter on tsunami design provisions • new wind and snow hazard maps • improved provisions for rain load design and flat roofs • updated seismic maps and rewritten nonlinear analysis chapter for seismic loads • and new appendix provisions for fire design.


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An integral part of building codes in the United States, structural engineers, architects, and those engaged in preparing and administering local building codes will find the structural load requirements in ASCE/SEI 7 essential to their practice.

ASCE/SEI 7-10:  Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Third Printing

American Society of Civil Engineers

Your purchase of ASCE 7-10 includes access to ASCE 7-16.