The American Society of Civil Engineers is conducting a public comment period on the update to ASCE/SEI 37-02 Design Loads on Structures During Construction.  The public comment period will be held from Aug. 1, 2013 through Sept. 15, 2013. This 2013 edition is the second update to this standard which was first published in 1990.

The purpose of this standard is to provide minimum design load requirements during construction of buildings and other structures.

This standard addresses partially completed structures, temporary structures, and temporary supports used during construction.  The loads specified herein are suitable for use either with strength design, such as Ultimate Strength Design (USD) or Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD), or with Allowable Stress Design (ASD). The loads are equally applicable to all conventional construction materials.

To participate in the public comment period, contact James Neckel, ASCE’s Codes and Standards coordinator, at or (703) 295-6176.