February 21 | Reliability-Targeted Design Ground Snow Loads in ASCE 7-22


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This webinar will cover the development and background of the changes to ASCE 7-22. In this update, a new hazard tool is available through ASCE, making it easier to determine design ground snow loads. However, the basis for these changes may not be well known. The new loads are called reliability-targeted loads and provide more uniform safety throughout the conterminous United States while at the same time nearly eliminating case study regions. By gathering data from throughout the country and performing site-specific reliability analyses at every measurement location, these loads use the best available information. The basis for the loads and use of the new tool will be discussed along with the changes to ASCE 7-22 Chapter 7.

This webinar is provided by the Steel Joist Institute. Participants can earn 1.5 PDHs.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the previous ground snow loads.
  • Learn the process for developing reliability-targeted loads.
  • Comprehend the general process for mapping reliability-targeted loads.
  • Overview of changes to ASCE 7-22 Chapter 7 provisions caused by a shift to reliability-targeted loads.
  • Learn how to use the ASCE Hazard Tool.


Date: February 21, 2024
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Who Should Attend This Webinar?

Structural engineers, fabricators, detailers and connection design firms that are responsible for steel joist and Joist Girder building designs and their connections. Those with very little design experience as well as those with many years of experience will find the course beneficial.

Professional Development Hours

Each participant will earn 1.5 PDHs and receive a certificate of completion from SJI.

Registration Fees

Registration is $75 per person for individual and $300 for site registration.

NOTE: Individual registration provides unique links for login for each individual you register. You will need to email webinars@steeljoist.org the names and email addresses of the additional individuals you purchase an individual registration for so they can receive their unique link.

Site registration provides one link for login, allowing multiple people to view the webinar in one room.

NOTE: Since many companies are working remote please let us know if you need individual links for remote attendance for your site registration.

Forms of Payment

Payments may be made online using a credit card. You may also pay by check, payable to SJI Webinars.

Additional information

Registration Type

Individual, Site