ASCE Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16 Tensile Membrane Structures
Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16 provides minimum criteria for the analysis, design, and performance of membrane-covered cable and rigid member structures, collectively known as tensile member structures. It is applicable to both permanent and temporary structures. The requirements of this standard apply whether the tensile membrane structure is independent of or attached to another structure. Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16 updates the previous edition and now includes both load resistance factor design (LRFD) and allowable stress design (ASD) load combinations. This new edition incorporates air-supported structures in addition to conventional tensile membrane structures and frame-covered membrane structures, all in a single standard.