January 20th 2022 Webinar

Thursday, January 20, 2022 Webinar:

The ASCE 7 Standard Update Process and Highlights of the Upcoming 2022 Edition


Cole Graveen, S.E., P.E.

Senior Engineer

Rath, Raths, and Johnson Inc


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12Noon - 1PM EST

WEBINAR PLATFORM: Zoom

Presentation Topic:

The American Society of Civil Engineers standard, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7), contains minimum loads and associated criteria for the design of buildings and other structures. The 2022 edition of ASCE 7, a revision of the 2016 edition, will be published in December of 2021. This presentation will describe the process used to update the standard and highlight some of the changes. The presenter served as the Chair of the Dead & Live Load Subcommittee (DLSC) during the 2022 revision cycle and will present the update process through the lens of the DLSC activities, including how potential changes are initially discussed and then developed into formal proposals, the voting process, and the interplay between subcommittees and the main committee. The presentation will also highlight some of the changes in the 2022 edition. This edition includes a whole new chapter on Tornado loads, changes to the snow load provisions including an update of the snow load map, and changes to the seismic design requirements.

Speaker Biographies:

Cole Graveen has 19 years of structural engineering experience in structural analysis, field investigation, nondestructive evaluations, condition surveys, and repair design of cast-in-place and precast concrete, steel, and timber structures. He has extensive knowledge in building code interpretation, compliance, development, and building plan review. As a member of the International Building Code, Structural Code Committee, he has reviewed and made recommendations related to proposed changes to the structural provisions of the International Codes.

An expert in structural analysis, Mr. Graveen utilizes the latest computer software technology to perform finite element modeling and other analyses to evaluate structural capacity and serviceability for new design, repair design, and as-built condition assessments. His analyses have been applied to the design of repairs for building frames, components, and connections for concrete, steel, and timber construction.

Prior to RRJ, he served on the technical staff of BOCA International, Inc., performing evaluations of building products and systems for compliance with BOCA National Codes, and providing building code interpretations for design professionals and code officials.