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ASCE Standards provide technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in civil engineering. Many of our standards are referenced by model building codes and adopted by state and local jurisdiction. They also provide guidance for design projects around the world.

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Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-16, is the nationally adopted loading standard for general structural design.

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Bridges 2022 calendar

The Bridges 2022 wall calendar, with original photographs of bridges from the United States and around the world, celebrates the unique blend of technology and art that is the hallmark of great engineering.

Mark C. Ackelson Trail Bridge (Des Moines, Iowa)
Mark C. Ackelson Trail Bridge (Des Moines, Iowa)
Photograph by Richard Voelker, Ankeny, Iowa
25 de Abril Bridge (Lisbon, Portugal)
25 de Abril Bridge (Lisbon, Portugal)
Photograph by Antonio Sousa, Portugal
Alton A. Sylor Bridge (Angelica, New York)
Alton A. Sylor Bridge (Angelica, New York)
Photograph by Neil Ferguson, North Tonawanda, New York
Dom Luís I Bridge (Porto, Portugal)
Dom Luís I Bridge (Porto, Portugal)
Photograph by Antonio Manuel Leão Gonçalves de Sousa, Chameca de Caparica, Portugal
Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rochester, New York)
Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rochester, New York)
Photograph by Nikhil Nagane, Rochester, New York
Caramay Suspension Bridge (Roxas, Palawan, Philippines)
Caramay Suspension Bridge (Roxas, Palawan, Philippines)
Photograph by Dean Ryan L. Reyes, S.E., Los Angeles, California
Henry Hudson Bridge (New York City)
Henry Hudson Bridge (New York City)
Photograph by John H. Ng, Brooklyn, New York
Gateway Bridge (King County, Washington)
Gateway Bridge (King County, Washington)
Photograph by Gerard Scheller, Seattle, Washington
Yaquina Bay Bridge (Newport, Oregon)
Yaquina Bay Bridge (Newport, Oregon)
Photograph by Ted Rigoni, Santa Ana, California
Casco Bay Bridge (Portland, Maine)
Casco Bay Bridge (Portland, Maine)
Photograph by Abhijit Patil, Hudson, New Hampshire
San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland, California)
San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland, California)
Photograph by Martin Chandrawinata, Oakland, California
The Williamsburg Bridge (New York City)
The Williamsburg Bridge (New York City)
Photograph by Mike Reiss, Brooklyn, New York

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