ASCE 7-22 is dedicated to Dr. Jon A Peterka, P.E., a leader in the development of codes and standards for ASCE
who served on the ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures
committee for several decades and was relied on for thoughtful guidance as the ASCE 7 wind load provisions
evolved. Jon was a pioneer and community pillar of wind engineering. He was instrumental in the writing of the
first version of ASCE 49 Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures (and its antecedent, ASCE
Manual of Practice 67). This service to our profession was only the tip of the iceberg in his passion for his work.
Jon’s imprint can be found throughout this standard, certainly in the knowledge and methods he contributed but
also in the spirit in which we strive to provide the information necessary to improve the transparency, consistency,
and quality of wind load provisions and wind tunnel testing.
Minimum style masses and Associated Criteria for Buildings and different Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-22, provides the foremost up-to-date and coordinated loading normal for general structural style. ASCE 7-22 describes the means that for deciding style masses together with dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, snow, rain, part ice, earthquake, wind, and fire, yet as a way to assess load mixtures.
The edition of ASCE seven, that supersedes ASCE/SEI 7-10, coordinates with the foremost recent material standards, together with the ACI, AISC, AISI, AWC, and TMS standards. vital changes in ASCE 7-22 embody the following: new seismal maps reflective the updated National seismal Hazard Maps; new wind speed maps, together with new Hawaii maps, that end in reduced wind speeds for a lot of of the u. s., processed special wind study zones, and separate Risk class IV from class III; new snow load maps incorporating regional snow knowledge for areas that antecedently needed site-specific case study zones; updated rain length provisions that align style needs with International Plumbing Code provisions for drainage; entirely new chapter covering moving ridge style provisions, that ar vital to Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington; and new appendix provisions for hearth style. Standard provisions ar in the middle of an in depth statement with instructive and supplementary data developed to help users of the quality, together with style practitioners, codification committees, and regulative authorities.
Standard ASCE/SEI seven is Associate in Nursing integral a part of building codes within the u. s. and is adopted by reference into the International codification, the International Existing codification, the International Residential Code, and therefore the NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code. Structural engineers, architects, and people engaged in making ready and administering native building codes can realize the structural load needs essential to their follow.