GMS Partner Jessica Mandrick presented on “ASCE 7 Flood Loads – Changes in ASCE 7-22 Supplement 2” at SEAoNY’s annual conference on Thursday, February 8th.

10 members of the GMS Team attended this year’s conference on “Past, Present, and Future of Building Codes,” attending Jessica’s presentation as well as others on topics such as “Design Steel Your Way,” “Geotechnical Peer Review,” and “Reinforcing Steel Specifications from 1910 to Today.”

Jessica’s presentation gave the audience an overview of the first major changes to ASCE 7 Chapter 5 Flood Loads in nearly 20 years. She provided an explanation of ASCE’s full overhaul of flood load provisions, and defined certain concepts in-depth, including erosion, scour, wave loads, debris damming, impact load formulas, types and properties of debris, performance-based design, and the change in sea levels.

Much of Jessica’s flood load knowledge is utilized in her projects at GMS, particularly single-family homes located in flood plains — for example, Casa Larga, a waterfront post-tensioned concrete framed structure. For a more comprehensive overview of our firm’s work on single-family homes located in flood plains, take a look at our “Vacation Homes” slideshow.

The ASCE 7-22 Supplement 2 discussed during Jessica’s presentation is available for free at the following link: