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An Overview of the Major Changes in ASCE 7-16
February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The next edition of ASCE 7, dated 2016, is now available. Changes from ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16 are many and their impact will be far-reaching. The title of the standard will change to Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for buildings and other structures. A major chapter on design for tsunami loads has been added. There will a new Appendix E on fire resistance. The seismic ground motion maps have changed again and rather significantly. The site coefficients by which mapped ground motion is modified are going to be quite different. The two changes together will have a major impact on seismic design. There are other major changes in the seismic chapters including many altered or new provisions for nonstructural components and nonbuilding structures. There are also major changes in the snow chapter and the wind chapter. The design wind speed maps will be quite different from the maps in ASCE 7-10. This seminar will introduce the major changes to attendees and will explain the changes and discuss their impact.