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Comments sought on new edition of ASCE 7

A public comment period is now open for the 2022 edition of ASCE/SEI 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures.

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New ASCE manual of practice provides framework for hazard-resilient infrastructure

A new ASCE manual of practice released this week gives civil engineers the tools to design, plan, and build more resiliently, more consistently.

Connect with civil engineers around the world

ASCE is the largest professional civil engineering network in the world with more than 150,000 members. That’s why we’ve created ASCE Collaborate – to connect our global community and to help advance your career and the profession.

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