Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-904-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-904-X (ISBN-10), 1994, Soft Cover, Pg. 135
21x28cm, Revision of ANSI/ASCE 7-88
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Standard No.: ANSI/ASCE 7-93

Document Type: Book - Standard


ASCE standard, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, (ASCE 7-93 a revision of ANSI/ASCE 7-88), gives requirements for dead, live, soil, wind, snow, rain, and earthquake loads, and their combinations, that are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. The major revision of this standard involves the section on earthquake loads. This section has been greatly expanded to include the latest information in the field of earthquake engineering. Based on this information, criteria for the design and construction of buildings and similar structures subject to earthquake ground motions are presented. The basis of the requirement is described in the Commentary. The structural load requirements provided by this standard are intended for use by architects, structural engineers, and those engaged in preparing and administering local building codes.

Subject Headings: Building design | Earthquakes | Seismic loads | Rain loads | Snow loads | Standards and codes | Seismic design | Dead loads |


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