Cover [PDF]

Standards [PDF]

Foreword [PDF]

Acknowledgements [PDF]

Dedication [PDF]

Contents [PDF]

Chapter 1 General

Chapter 2 Combinations of Loads

Chapter 3 Dead Loads, Soil Loads, and Hydrostatic Pressure

Chapter 4 Live Loads

Chapter 5 Flood Loads

Chapter 6 Reserved for Future Provisions

Chapter 7 Snow Loads

Chapter 8 Rain Loads

Chapter 9 Reserved for Future Provisions

Chapter 10 Ice Loads - Atmospheric Icing

Chapter 11 Seismic Design Criteria

Chapter 12 Seismic Design Requirements for Building Structures

Chapter 13 Seismic Design Requirements for Nonstructural Components

Chapter 14 Material Specific Seismic Design and Detailing Requirements

Chapter 15 Seismic Design Requirements for Nonbuilding Structures

Chapter 16 Seismic Response History Procedures

Chapter 17 Seismic Design Requirements for Seismically Isolated Structures

Chapter 18 Seismic Design Requirements for Structures with Damping Systems

Chapter 19 Soil-Structure Interaction for Seismic Design

Chapter 20 Site Classification Procedure for Seismic Design

Chapter 21 Site-Specific Ground Motion Procedures for Seismic Design

Chapter 22 Seismic Ground Motion Long-Period Transition and Risk Coefficient Maps

Chapter 23 Seismic Design Reference Documents

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26 Wind Loads: General Requirements

Chapter 27 Wind Loads on Buildings‒MWFRS (Directional Procedure)

Chapter 28 Wind Loads on Buildings‒MWFRS (Envelope Procedure)

Chapter 29 Wind Loads on Other Structures and Building Appurtenances‒MWFRS

Chapter 30 Wind Loads ‒ Components and Cladding (C&C)

Chapter 31 Wind Tunnel Procedure

Appendix 11A Quality Assurance Provisions

Appendix 11B Existing Building Provisions

Appendix C Serviceability Considerations

Appendix D Buildings Exempted from Torisional Wind Load Cases

In preparing the seismic provisions contained within this standard, the Seismic Task Committee of ASCE 7 established a Scope and Format Subcommittee to review the layout and presentation of the seismic provisions and to make recommendations to improve the clarity and use of the standard. As a result of the efforts of this subcommittee , the seismic provisions of ASCE 7 are presented in Chapters 11 through 23 and Appendices 11A and 11B, as opposed to prior editions wherein the seismic provisions were presented in a single section (previously Section 9).
      Of foremost concern in the reformatting effort was the organization of the seismic provisions in a logical sequence for the general structural design community and the clarification of the various headings to more accurately reflect their content. Accomplishing these two primary goals led to the decision to create 13 separate sections and to relocate provisions into their most logical new sections.
      The provisions for buildings and nonbuilding structures are now distinctly separate as are the provisions for nonstructural components. Less commonly used provisions, such as those for seismically isolated structures , have also been located in their own chapter. We hope that the users of ASCE 7 will find the reformatted seismic provisions to be a significant improvement in organization and presentation over prior editions and will be able to more quickly locate applicable provisions . Table C11-1, located in Commentary Chapter C11 of the 2005 edition of ASCE 7 was provided to assist users in locating provisions between the 2002 and 2005 editions of the standard. Table C11-1 is not included in this edition of the standard.