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343697 - ASCE 7-22: What’s next for the Design Loads Standard?

Friday, April 20
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Ballroom C

ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures is a nationally-adopted loading standard for the analysis and design of buildings and other structures. The 2016 edition of this consensus standard was adopted into the 2018 International Building Code. The next cycle has just begun.

Come to this interactive session to hear about the committee’s goals for the 2022 edition and to provide your input to their decisions. The committee will be working towards clarifying the standard and improving usability as well as incorporating new technical changes. The Live Load Tables are going to be clarified and reorganized. The digital tools will become more integrated. What else would you like to see? How would you make improvement?

This input session is designed to be a dialogue between the committee leadership on the panel and the attendees on what works and what does not, as well as, a discussion of wish-list improvements.

• Ron Hamburger, Chair, ASCE 7-16 Main Committee
• John Hooper, Chair, ASCE 7-16 Seismic Subcommittee
• Don Scott, Chair; ASCE 7-16 Wind Loads Subcommittee

James G. Soules

Principal Engineer

Greg Soules is Principal Engineer – Aboveground Storage Tanks for CB&I LLC in Houston, Texas. Responsibilities include the supervision of design engineers, management of engineering for large projects worldwide, and development of CB&I Engineering Standards on above ground storage tanks and on the application of wind loads, seismic loads, and building codes to tank and vessel designs. He serves as Chair of the Energy Division of ASCE, Vice Chair of the ASCE 7-16 Main Committee, and Vice Chair of the ASCE 7-16 Seismic Subcommittee. Mr. Soules earned a B.S. and M.S. degree2 in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute, a Licensed Professional Engineer in 22 jurisdictions and a Licensed Structural Engineer in 7 jurisdictions. Mr. Soules was named a Distinguished Engineer by Texas Tech University in 2009 and was presented the Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2010. He joined CB&I in 1980.


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Ron Hamburger

Senior Principal
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Ron Hamburger, SE is a Senior Principal with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in San Francisco. He has been a member of the ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committee since 1995 and chaired the ASCE 7 Main Committee for the 2016 cycle. He is also the SEI BoG representative from CSAD.


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John D. Hooper

Senior Principal / Director of Earthquake Engineering
Magnusson Klemencic Associates

John Hooper is a Senior Principal and the Director of Earthquake Engineering at Magnusson Klemencic Associates, a consulting structural and civil engineering firm in Seattle, Washington. He received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Seattle University and a Master of Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

John has over 30 years of engineering experience in the fields of renovation, seismic engineering, earthquake engineering, and structural analysis. He is Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE 7’s) Seismic Subcommittee and is a member of the Main Committee, and a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) NEHRP Provisions Update Committee.


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Donald R. Scott

Vice President / Director of Engineering
PCS Structural Solutions

Donald R. Scott, S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, is the Vice President and Director of Engineering at PCS Structural Solutions and has been a Principal of the firm since 1986. He has led many of the firm’s educational, commercial, institutional and private projects for new and renovated construction. Don’s proficiency in high-end structural analysis is a strong resource at PCS Structural Solutions, a 60-person firm with offices in both Tacoma and Seattle, Washington. Don is a civil and structural engineering graduate of the University of Idaho with civil and structural engineering licenses in Washington and seven other states.

Don has authored many technical publications, and has presented numerous seminars and webinars for ASCE/SEI and NCSEA on wind design throughout the country. He has been a member of the ASCE 7 Wind Load Committee since 1996, shaping future IBC provisions for wind design, and currently serves as Chairman. He is also a member of the ASCE 7 General Provisions committee, a member of the ASCE 7 Steering Committee, Chairman of the NCSEA Wind Committee, former Chair of the SEAW Wind Load Committee, current Chairman of the NIST Community Resiliency Panel Buildings and Facilities Committee, Chair ASCE Wind Performance Based Design Committee, and member of the SEI Performance Based Design Committee.


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