On Friday, November 6, 2020, GMS Associate Partner Jessica Mandrick, joined several prominent structural engineers to present ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures at the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Structural Engineering Summit. NCSEA in partnership with its Member Organizations supports practicing structural engineers to be highly qualified professionals and successful leaders.

Every six years this nationally adopted loading standard is researched and updated to reflect new data and science as it becomes available. In the 2022 edition of the standard several familiar hazards will be updated and possible new additions will be added. This session presented updates and new developments in four of the most common environmental hazards: Flood, Snow, Seismic, and Wind.

Jessica Mandrick, PE, SE, M.ASCE – ASCE 7-22 Flood Loads Subcommittee Secretary/Balloteer/Historian
Abbie Liel, Ph.D., PE, F.SEI – ASCE 7-22 Snow Loads Subcommittee Snow Map Lead
Emily Guglielmo, SE, PE, F.SEI – ASCE 7-22 Seismic Subcommittee Vice Chair
Cherylyn Henry, PE, F.SEI – ASCE 7-22 Wind Loads Subcommittee Vice Chair

The presentation was moderated by Jennifer Goupil, PE, F.SEI, Senior Manager of Engineering at the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE, and responsible for the overall development and adoption of SEI standards including ASCE 7.

Photo by Jennifer Goupil: The Dream Team. Clockwise from upper right: Emily Guglielmo, Abbie Liel, Katherine Ort, Cherylyn Henry, Jessica Mandrick, and Jennifer Goupil.