Reston, Va. — Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16, Tensile Membrane Structures, provides minimum criteria for the analysis, design, and performance of membrane-covered cable and rigid member structures, collectively known as tensile membrane structures. It is applicable to both permanent and temporary structures. The requirements of this standard apply whether the tensile membrane structure is independent of or attached to another structure.

This new edition updates the previous Standard ASCE/SEI 55-10, and replaces Standard ASCE 17-96, Air-Supported Structures, thus placing those guidelines next to conventional tensile membrane structures and frame-covered membrane structures, all in a single standard.

A valuable reference for both engineers and practitioners, Tensile Membrane Structures will aid in the design or construction of a wide variety of tensioned fabric structures.

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