The ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers, is comprised of ore than 145,000 in 174 countries and is one of the largest engineering assocations in the world. Founded in 1852, it is also the nation's oldest. The ASCE is also the authority when it comes to standards and code books. It is the largest publiher of civil engineering content in the world and THE authoritative source. 

The ASCE advances civil engineering technical specialties through 8 dynamic Institutes, and leads with its many professional- and public-focused programs.

What's New from the ASCE

Flood Resistant Design and Construction (24-14)ASCE/SEI Standard 24-14, Flood Resistant Design and Construction (24-14), provides minimum requirements for flood-resistant design and construction of structures located in flood hazard areas. This Standard is a revision of ASCE/SEI 24-05. Topics include • Basic Requirements for Flood Hazard Areas • High Risk Flood Hazard Areas • Coastal High Hazard Areas and Coastal A Zones • Materials

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ASCE/SEI Standard 41-13, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings (41-13), is based seismic rehabilitation methodology. This new national consensus standard was developed from FEMA 356, which served as a starting point for the formal standard development process. It includes significant improvements in current understanding of building behavior in earthquakes.

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Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures is a complete revision of ASCE Standard 7-05.  ASCE 7-10 offers a complete update and reorganization of the wind load provisions, expanding them from one chapter into six to make them more understandable and easier to follow.

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