Codes/White Papers

SEAW White Papers

White Paper #2-2016 June 2016 ASCE 7 Site Specific Exposure Determination - SEAW Wind Engineering Committee
White Paper #1-2016 June 2016 ASCE 7 Triggers for Requiring Wind Tunnel - SEAW Wind Engineering Committee

White Paper #1-2011 April 2011 Code Comparison for Seismic Design from the IBC 2006 to IBC 2009 - SEAW Earthquake Engineering Committee 

White Paper #2-2009 December 2009 Study of Structural Failures Associated with the Winter 2008-2009 Snow Event in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area - SEAW Spokane Chapter ad hoc committee - Robert Graper, chair 

White Paper #1-2009 November 2009 Special Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls as Building Frame Systems for Mid- and High-Rise Buildings - SEAW Earthquake Engineering Committee 

WABO/SEAW White Papers

Submitted by the WABO/SEAW Liaison Committee 

White Paper #6b July 2017 Deferred Submittals

White Paper #11 March 2015 Heavy Vehicle Load Provisions

White Paper #10 June 2014 Guards and Connections

White Paper #9 March 2013 Threaded Rod Holdown Systems in Wood Frame Buildings

White Paper #8 December 2010 Guidelines for Determining Snow Loads in Washington State

White Paper #7 February 2012 Seismic Design and Gravity Support Requirements for Non-Structural Components - revised January 23, 2013 

White Paper #6a April 2010 Phased Approvals in Permitting

White Paper #5 March 2011 Guideline: Post-Disaster Contract Safety Evaluations

White Paper #4 March 2011 Structural Permit Submittal Guidelines

White Paper #3 March 2011Guideline for Determining Wind Loads on Structures - use of SEAW's Handbook to a Rapid-Solutions Methodology(tm) for Wind Design of Buildings

White Paper #2 August 2006 Wet Sealing and Signing of Structural Submittals

White Paper #1 August 2006Guideline - Structural Plan Review Philosophy 

WABO/SEAW August 2000 Snow Load Regulations and Engineering Practices - Washington State