The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released ASCE 7-22, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-22), which plays a critical role in the future of building codes in the United States.

According to ASCE,

Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-22) describes the means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, earthquake, and wind loads, and their combinations for general structural design.”

An essential resource for those in the industry, ASCE 7 is updated every six years and comes straight from the seasoned minds of civil engineers in the Society serving on the ASCE 7-22 committees, six of whom came from GMS:

Ramon Gilsanz served on the Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures Main Committee, as well as the General Structural Requirements Subcommittee.

Eugene Kim was an Associate Member and Balloteer of the General Structural Requirements Subcommittee and an Associate Member of the Wind Subcommittee.

Virginia Diaz was a Member of the Seismic Subcommittee Task Committee TC-8.

Joe Mugford served as a Member on the Seismic Subcommittee Task Committee TC-13.

Jessica Mandrick held Secretary, Ballotteer, and Historian positions on the Flood Load Subcommittee, whose edits are forthcoming in a future edition.

Jennifer Lan served as an Associate Member for the Seismic Subcommittee and Voting Member, Secretary, Ballotteer, and Historian for the Dead & Live Loads Subcommittee.

The members from GMS harnessed their skills and expertise, spending countless hours alongside many other dedicated ASCE members to ensure the criteria published was accurate, accountable, and achievable for structural engineers, architects, and building code officials. With ASCE 7-22, the future of building code standards is improved to create safer environments for workers and their communities.

To learn more about the updates or to purchase ASCE 7-22, visit the Society’s website here.