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This report, prepared at the outset of the 2020 NEHRP Provisions development cycle, presents some important background on the NEHRP Provisions development process and summarizes the results of the first ballot in the 2020 development cycle to adopt ASCE/SEI 7–16 as the primary reference document for the Provisions. As a practice initiated with the 2009 edition of the Provisions, after adopting ASCE/SEI 7, the BSSC makes substantive recommendations for modification and improvement to the standard based on recent research and improvements in knowledge. In the 2015 NEHRP Provisions the BSSC developed significant modifications to ASCE/SEI 7–10, which were then adopted in ASCE/SEI 7–16. For the 2020 Provisions the BSSC has adopted ASCE/SEI 7–16 as the reference with the intent to make changes that will be reflected in ASCE/SEI 7–22. This report also summarizes some of the important changes made by the 2015 NEHRP Provisions that were adopted by ASCE/SEI 7–16 and a few changes that were further modified in the ASCE/SEI 7–16.
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