Codes and Standards
Full Session without Abstracts
This is a 60 minute Panel Session.
Significant changes and much‐needed updates to the seismic and wind provisions will be
included in the 2016 edition of ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings
and Other Structures. This session will begin with an overview of the changes to ASCE 7‐16 and then
highlight the overall updates to the seismic and wind provisions —such as new seismic ground motion
maps, new site factors, important changes for nonstructural components and nonbuilding structures,
new diaphragm procedures, new wind maps and the updated GCp values for components and cladding.
ASCE/SEI 7 is a nationally‐adopted loading standard for the analysis and design of buildings and other
structures. The 2016 edition of this consensus standard will be published in 2017 and in intended for
adoption into the 2018 International Building Code.
Become familiar with significant changes to ASCE 7‐16.
Understand the significant updates to the seismic provisions in Chapters 11 and 12 of ASCE 7‐16
Become familiar with changes to the seismic ground motion maps and the new site factors
Understand the significant updates to the wind provisions in ASCE 7‐16
Become familiar with changes to the wind maps
Appreciate the new GCp values and rationale for inclusion
Ron Hamburger, Chair, ASCE 7‐16 Main Committee; “What’s new in the 2016 Edition of ASCE/SEI 7”
John Hooper, Chair, ASCE 7‐16 Seismic Subcommittee; “An Overview of Seismic Provisions in ASCE 7‐
16” (20 mins);
Don Scott, Chair; ASCE 7‐16 Wind Loads Subcommittee; “An Overview of Wind Provisions in ASCE 7‐
16” (20 mins)