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Two New ASCE Standards Provide Critical Building Safety Guidance

Two new standards from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute offer critical provisions for civil engineers planning, designing, constructing, or assessing buildings.

According the ASCE, ASCE 59-22: Blast Protection of Buildings considers the effects of accidental or malicious explosions on buildings, while ASCE 76-23: Standard for Mitigation of Disproportionate Collapse Potential in Buildings and Other Structures, describes the minimum requirements for all phases of building design and construction related to disproportionate collapse.

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