May 21, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

ASCE/SEI 7 is a nationally adopted loading standard for the analysis and design of buildings and other structures. The 2016 edition of this consensus standard has been adopted into the 2018 International Building Code. This seminar will provide an overview of the significant changes in the 2016 edition, including key updates in the rain, snow, seismic, and wind chapters. Snow chapter updates include new state snow load maps, revised provisions for roof projections and parapets, and snow drift. The seismic provisions include updates to Chapter 11, 12, 13, and 15, new ground motion maps, new site factors, changes to nonstructural components, nonbuilding structures, and new diaphragm procedures. The wind provisions also include new wind load maps, updated GCp values for components and cladding, changes for rooftop solar panels, canopies, silos and tanks, and new commentary on tornado design. 

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of these and more. Attendees will also see a demonstration of the new ASCE 7 Hazard Tool and hear a brief review of the ASCE/SEI standard development process.


Snow & Ice

  John Duntemann
  Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.


  Brad Young
  Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP - Chicago


  John Hooper
  Magnusson Klemencic Associates


150 N. Riverside Plaza
Grand Century Ballroom
Chicago, IL

Parking at 150 N. Riverside is $40 and it is in the underground garage. Valet parking is also available. There are 30 of these spots available, so you'll want to get there early. There is also parking at 500 W Monroe, Chicago. You can call them at 312-655-9120 for more information. They charge by the hour, but for 8 hours it is $35.00. Parking can also be found using these  apps, Park Chicago, ParkWhiz, Parking Panda, and SpotHero.


Registration is $260 for members and $295 for non-members.

A continental breakfast will be provided. 

Certificates for 3.5 CE credits will be emailed to attendees after the event. 

Cancellation Policy

If you make a reservation and cannot attend, please cancel before Friday, May 17th.  If you do not cancel by that time, please send a colleague in your place, as you will be charged.

About the Speakers

John Hooper, 
P.E., S.E.

John Hooper is a Senior Principal and the Director of Earthquake Engineering at Magnusson Klemencic Associates, a consulting structural and civil engineering firm in Seattle, Washington.  He received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Seattle University and a Master of Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

John has over 30 years of engineering experience in the fields of renovation, seismic engineering, earthquake engineering, and structural analysis.  He is Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE 7’s) Seismic Subcommittee and is a member of the Main Committee, and a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) NEHRP Provisions Update Committee. 


Bradley Young, P.E., S.E.

Brad is an Associate Director and Structural Engineer in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. He joined SOM in 2000 after receiving a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Young is a member of the ASCE 7 Wind Loads Subcommittee, and has been involved in research aimed at monitoring the wind behavior of tall buildings in Chicago and other cities international. Brad worked as a Structural Engineer on the Burj Khalifa project, and has been involved in a number of tall building projects in the Middle East, China, Korea, and the US. 

John Duntemann, P.E., S.E.

John Duntemann, PE, SE, is a Senior Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois. He is a licensed structural engineer primarily engaged in the assessment and rehabilitation of existing structures. He specializes in the assessment of structural distress and serviceability problems.  

Mr. Duntemann has been a member of the ASCE Standard Committee for Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7) since 1998 and the current Chair of the ASCE 7 Snow and Rain Load Subcommittee. He has also been a member of the ASCE Standard Committee on Design Loads for Structures during Construction (ASCE 37) since 1992 and the former Chair of the ASCE Performance of Structures Technical Activities Committee (2000-2003). Mr. Duntemann has published more than 40 papers and lectured extensively on the performance and assessment of structures, structural failures, structural rehabilitation, and design and construction codes and standards.  





John Henik ( J.V. Henik, Inc. )
Candice McCouch ( Cary Kopczynski & Company )
Rose McClure ( Simpson Gumpertz & Heger )
James Adams ( AECOM )
Ray Lutha ( Thybar, Inc. )
Joel Pfitzinger ( exp Federal )
Peter Pascua ( Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. )
Roman Szczesniak ( RSJR Engineering Ltd. )
Kyle Cunningham ( K2N )
Jared D'Amico ( K2N Crest )
Jim Brightmore ( K2N Crest )
Aphrodite Angelakos ( a1a Design Group Corporation )
Andrew Lane ( SoCore Engineering )
Eric Greer ( Ambitech Engineering Corporation )
Chris Ruback ( Ambitech Engineering Corporation )
Joseph Wilkey ( Ambitech Engineering Corporation )
John Duntemann ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Bradley Young ( Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP )
John Hooper ( MKA )
Nancy Radler ( SEAOI )
Stephanie Crain ( SEAOI )
Clark Baurer ( Clark T. Baurer Structural Engineer )
Tim Laken ( CBRE )