American Society of Civil Engineers

SEI/ASCE 37-02 Design Loads on Structures during Construction Standard - Background, Purpose and Scope

by Robert T. Ratay, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, (Consulting Engineer, 198 Rockwood Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 E-mail:
Section: Loads During Construction SEI/ASCE 37-02, pp. 84-89, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Forensic Engineering
Abstract: This paper presents the background, development, purpose and scope, and table of contents of the recently completed standard, SEI/ASCE 37-02 Design Loads on Structures During Construction. It is the first in the sequence of four papers on SEI/ASCE 37-02. The other three, authored by others, in this sequence are: Loads and Load Combinations in SEI/ASCE 37-02, Construction Loads in SEI/ASCE 37-02, and Environmental Loads in SEI/ASCE 37-02.

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Standards and codes
Forensic engineering
Structural failures
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