Often, government and non-government agencies involved in setting standard will open their deliberations to public comment and input. For example, the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) will conduct a public comment period on Supplement 2 for ASCE/SEI 7-16: Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. The ASCE public comment period will be held from November 25, 2020 through January 11, 2021.
This Supplement updates two sections of the standard: Section 184.108.40.206, which clarifies Horizontal Shear Distribution provisions for torsional effects, and Section 220.127.116.11, which updates Force-Controlled Actions provisions to align with industry standards specifically the 2017 PEER TBI Guideline. To participate in the public comment period, contact James Neckel, ASCE’s Codes and Standards Coordinator, at email@example.com or (703) 295-6176.