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New ASCE Press Book Aids Stakeholders in Understanding Seismic Ground Motion

March 3, 2022 - in Land Development, News

Reston, Va. –When the ground shakes, as a result of earthquakes, structural inertia prevents buildings from moving in unison with the ground. To extend the life of structures, engineers need to plan for potential ground motions during the design phase. This…

New ASCE Standard 72 Provides Design Guidance for Self-Supporting Structures

February 2, 2022 - in Buildings, News

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s newest standard, Design of Steel Lighting System Support Pole Structures, ASCE/SEI 72--21, provides design parameters applicable…

ASCE Standard 49 Provides the Most Up-To-Date Requirements for Conducting and Interpreting Wind Tunnel Testing

January 28, 2022 - in Buildings, News

Reston, Va. – Wind tunnel tests are used to predict wind loads and responses of a structure, structural components, and cladding to a variety of wind…

Updated ASCE 7-22 Standard Now Available

December 2, 2021 - in Buildings, News

Today marks the release of the newly updated ASCE/SEI 7-22 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. Updated and released every six years, ASCE 7 is the Society’s most widely used professional standard and a critical…

Infrastructure Outlook: ASCE Statement on House Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Editor’s Note: The following statement was made on Nov. 5, 2021, when the infrastructure bill was passed by Congress. ASCE issued a follow-up statement (available on www.informedinfrastructure.com) on Nov. 15, 2021, when the bill was signed into law by President…

NOAA, University of Maryland, ASCE to Advance Climate-Smart Construction

November 5, 2021 - in News

RESTON, Va. — The NOAA Climate Program Office has forged a partnership with the University of Maryland (UMD) Center for Technology and Systems Management and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to accelerate the development of climate-smart engineering…

New ASCE Manual of Practice 145 Provides Guidance on Liner Design for Gravity Pipes

September 23, 2021 - in News, Water

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s new book, Design of Close-Fit Liners for the Rehabilitation of Gravity Pipes, MOP 145, provides a comprehensive source of information on the design of flexible, close-fit linings for the renewal or rehabilitation of pipes designed…

New ASCE Press Book Aids Stakeholders on Excavation Projects

September 23, 2021 - in Land Development, News, Site preparation

Reston, Va. –Every day in the United States construction projects involve thousands of excavations. The new ASCE Press book, Underground Utilities for Construction Practitioners and Homeowners offers guidance for stakeholders to reduce damage to underground…

AISC, ASCE Team Up for Student Steel Bridge Competition, Starting in 2021-2022

August 10, 2021 - in Awards, News

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) today announced a renewed partnership for the Student Steel Bridge Competition, starting with the 2021-2022 school year. The annual Student Steel…

New ASCE Geotechnical Publication Examines Two Recent Dam Failures

July 29, 2021 - in News, Water

Reston, Va. – Following heavy rains in May 2020, the Edenville Dam, and subsequently the Sanford Dam in Midland, Michigan, failed massively. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) newest publication, Edenville and Sanford Dam Failures: Field Reconnaissance…