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Overview of Rain Loads Provisions for Standard ASCE 7-16 Announced in New ASCE Press Book

Parul Dubey on April 8, 2020 - in News, Stormwater, Water

RESTON, Va. Rain Loads: Guide to the Rain Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 provides the practicing structural engineer with a detailed description of the rain load provisions of Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 7-16.

Authors O’Rourke and Lewis discuss the key parameters that underpin the provisions and illustrate the application of those provisions. Through more than 35 examples, the correct applications of the rain load provisions are illustrated.  Topics covered include the rain load hazard; determination of drainage area; head-flow relationships and the associated types of flow; simplified conservative rain load procedures and limits that yield more accurate load estimates; and ponding loads.

This is an essential supplement to ASCE/SEI Standard 7-16 for all structural engineers, architects, construction professionals and building officials throughout the United States.

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Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins, [email protected]; phone 703-295-6266.


Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency.

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