CE 578 Loads for Civil Structures

Covers the computation of loads on buildings and other civil structures using the International Building Code (IBC) and ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. The loads presented will include gravity loading analysis, occupancy loads, vehicle loads, roof live, wind, ice, and ponding loads, flood and tsunami loads, and wind loads. Lateral seismic loading of buildings will be introduced. Free standing structure loading and probable combinations of loads will be covered.




Admission to the MSCE program, or permission of Engineering Department chair.

General Education


  • Fall
  • Even