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.