- Category: Professional
- Published: Sunday, 06 August 2006 20:37
- Training Title or Description: Internal Auditor Training per ISO standards
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Instructor: BSI
- Certificate: Yes
The ASCE Standard 7-05, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, provides requirements for general structural design and includes means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, and earthquake loads, and their combinations that are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. This Standard is a revision of ASCE/SEI 7-02. This Standard includes revised and significantly reorganized provisions for seismic design of structures, as well as revisions in the provisions for determining live, flood, wind, snow, and atmospheric ice loads. Also included is Supplement No.1, which is a detailed commentary containing explanatory and supplementary information to assist users of this Standard. Structural engineers, architects, and those engaged in preparing and administering local building codes will find the structural load requirements essential to their practice.
July 29, 2005 - US Congress reached an agreement on the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (TEA-LU). This bill will provide $286.5 billion over six years to maintain the US transportation infrastructure. While this is commendable, it falls short of ASCE's recommendation of $375 billion over the same period. ASCE's 2005 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, released on March 9, concluded that the condition of US bridges has remained the same at a grade of C, while roads and mass transit systems continued to decline (from a D+ to D for roads and C- to D+ for transit).