Work Item
ASTM WK43980

New Guide for Assessing Building or Structure Designs for Sliding or Falling Ice and Snow Hazard Potential

1. Scope

The guide is intended to establish procedures and methodologies for the review and assessment of building or structure designs, with respect to their anticipated performance when exposed to winter weather; and the potential for danger to people or property due to ice and snow accretion that can release from the building or structure surface.


Cold Climate, Falling, Sliding, Drifting, Ice, Snow, Design Guide, Winter, Design, hazards, falling snow, falling ice


This topic has not been addressed previously and guidance is being requested by the design industry.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E06.55

Committee: E06

Staff Manager: Frank McConnell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-08-2013

Technical Contact: Michael Carter

Item: 000