ASCE standard, "Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures" (ASCE 7-95 a revision of ANSI/ASCE 7-93), gives requirements for dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, ice, and earthquake loads, and their combinations, that are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. The major revision of this standard involves the section on wind loads. This section has been greatly expanded to include the latest information in the field of wind load engineering. Requirements have been added for flood loads and ice loads. An appendix on serviceability requirements has also been added. The structural load requirements provided by this standard are intended for use by architects, structural engineers, and those engaged in preparing and administering local building codes.