Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-1085-1 (ISBN-13) | 2010, Soft Cover, Pg. xlii, 608
28 cm
Standard No.: ASCE/SEI 7-10

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Standard


Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures provides requirements for general structural design and includes means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, and earthquake loads, as well as their combinations, which are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. This Standard, a revision of ASCE/SEI 7-05, offers a complete update and reorganization of the wind load provisions, expanding them from one chapter into six. The Standard contains new ultimate event wind maps with corresponding reductions in load factors, so that the loads are not affected, and updates the seismic loads with new risk-targeted seismic maps. The snow, live, and atmospheric icing provisions are updated as well. In addition, the Standard includes a detailed Commentary with explanatory and supplementary information designed to assist building code committees and regulatory authorities.

Standard ASCE/SEI 7 is an integral part of building codes in the United States. Many of the load provisions are substantially adopted by reference in the International Building Code and the NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code.

Structural engineers, architects, and those engaged in preparing and administering local building codes will find this Standard an essential reference in their practice.

Note: New orders are fulfilled from the second printing, which incorporates the errata to the first printing.

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


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