Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-16)

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Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 highlights for readers the most noteworthy developments within the design load provisions of the newest edition of ASCE 7. The authors—four subject matter experts with in-depth knowledge of the new provisions—summarize and explain the major differences between ASCE 7-10 and 7-16. Topics include:

  • General requirements and load combinations
  • Dead and live loads
  • Snow, rain, and ice loads
  • Earthquake loads
  • Wind loads
  • New tsunami guidelines

In a user-friendly, appealing format, this volume describes more than 100 changes, accompanied by an explanation of the rationale behind each change and a detailed analysis of its implications, generously illustrated by photographs, diagrams, and other visual aids. This handy volume translates changes to the ASCE 7-16 load provisions into a form quickly accessible to structural engineers, architects, contractors, building officials and inspectors, and allied professionals.

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