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For Immediate Release:
September 4, 2013
Contact: John Henry, P.E.
888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233) ext. 7226

ICC, NCSEA Guide Details Design for
Serviceability Required by Code

Guide to the Design of Building Systems for Serviceability: In Accordance with the 2012 IBC® and ASCE/SEI 7-10 provides valuable guidance on areas of serviceability required by the code but not always specified. Co-published by the International Code Council and National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA), this comprehensive guide includes a wide range of resources in a single document.
“The new guide is a must-have resource for all practicing engineers,” said Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor at The Citadel and Chair of the NCSEA Publications Committee. “Common code provisions on serviceability are fully explained and practical applications for most building types are illustrated with completely worked out example problems.”
In addition to being an essential resource for practicing professionals, educators can use the publication to teach upper-level structural engineering classes. It is also an excellent reference for the architectural or engineering design office, legal firms or other construction-related industry professionals who must be familiar with code requirements related to the serviceability performance of buildings.
“Serviceability design is a subject with few resources offering specific guidance to engineers on proper application of code requirements and how to approach the complex problems in the design of common building systems,” said John R. Henry, Principal Staff Engineer at International Code Council. “This guide fulfills this need by explaining the provisions with practical applications and actual building design examples. It is an essential resource for practitioners involved in structural engineering and building design.”
Author Kurt D. Swensson, Ph.D, P.E., LEED AP is an expert in his field with 26 years of structural engineering and project design experience with buildings varying in type, size and material. Dr. Swensson graduated Summa Cum Laude, with honors in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University and earned his M.S., Civil Engineering degree and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served on several technical committees involved with innovative steel structures, composite structures, and seismic design and has authored more than 40 publications and presentations on a local, national and international level.
Guide to the Design of Building Systems for Serviceability: In Accordance with the 2012 IBC® and ASCE/SEI 7-10 is available for purchase in hardcopy for $62 ($50 for ICC Members, Product Item #7071S12) or PDF download for $58 ($46 for ICC Members, Product Item #8950P293) directly from the ICC Store.
The  International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.