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Call for Comment on Wood Construction Standard
July 13, 2007

The Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (SEI/ASCE) recently announced it will conduct a public comment period on revisions to its standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for Engineered Wood Construction (ASCE/SEI 16). The standard provides design criteria for structures constructed of structurally graded lumber, structural glued laminated timber, panel products, poles, piles and other structural wood components, and their connections.

The revised sections of the standard being released for public comment are: general provision, design requirements, compression members and bearing, flexural members bending and shear, members with combined bending and axial loads, mechanical connections, shear walls and diaphragms. The public comment period will be held from July 15, 2007 to August 29, 2007.

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