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The 2020 National Snow Load Study

Brennan Bean, Marc Maguire, Yan Sun, Jadon Wagstaff, Salam Adil Al-Rubaye, Jesse Wheeler, Scout Jarman & Miranda Rogers
The United States has a rich history of snow load studies at the state and national level. The current ASCE 7 snow loads are based on studies performed at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) ca. 1980 and updated ca. 1993. The map includes large regions where a site-specific case study is required to establish the load. Many state reports attempt to address the "case-study regions" designated in the current ASCE 7 design...

Moving Mentorship to Opportunity for Women University Presidents

Tania Carlson Reis & Marilyn L. Grady
Women remain underrepresented in U.S. university presidential positions. Mentorship is a tool used to support women in gaining access to the position. In this qualitative study, eight U.S. women university presidents of public doctoral granting universities were interviewed about their mentorship experiences. Interviews were then coded and analyzed to understand the mentorship construct. Findings from the data show an interconnection between mentorship, informal relationships, and opportunity. Participants also gained greater support from male mentors versus...

Ground Snow Loads for ASCE 7-22 – What Has Changed and Why?

Marc Maguire, Brennan Bean, James Harris, Abbie Liel & Scott Russell
The changes to the ASCE 7 ground snow load maps proposed for the 2022 edition target a uniform reliability rather than a uniform hazard – an important distinction – and are the first of their kind in ASCE 7. Previously, the ASCE 7 snow loads used a uniform-hazard 50-year mean recurrence interval (MRI) with a 1.6 load factor. The newly proposed loads directly target the safety levels stipulated in Chapter 1 of ASCE 7, resulting...

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