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Terracon receives ASCE Outstanding Employer Recognition Award

Terracon Consultants, Inc., was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Employer Recognition Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Committee of Younger Members (CYM).

ASCE names new president-elect, 22 other members to leadership positions

For the first time in its history, two women will serve in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) highest leadership roles.

High Cost of Aging Infrastructure

ASCE report: Surface transportation sector suffers from a $1.1 trillion investment gap.

ASCE Names 2016 Distinguished Members

Nine professionals receive the society's highest accolade.

Roof member deflection limits

Chapter 16, Question 5 1604.3 Serviceability. Structural systems and members thereof shall be designed to have adequate stiffness to limit deflections and lateral drift. See...

ASCE 7-05: Seismic design of free-standing walls

Free-standing walls, typically of concrete or masonry construction, have numerous functions such as separating adjoining properties, screening service areas, and protecting pools. No permit or inspection is required for such walls 6 feet or less in height per the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) Section 105.2.

Changes to the Wind Load Chapter of ASCE 7

The reorganization of the wind loads section, addition of tabulated wind pressure data, and the new base for mapped wind speeds in the new edition of ASCE 7 should simplify calculations of some wind loads and create more uniform reliability in the design of structures.

Special seismic certification of nonstructural components

Codes apply throughout the country —” not just in California
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