ASABE to Revise Standard on Structural Foundation Design

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN — The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announces a new project to revise ANSI/ASAE EP486.2, Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design.

The revision will include a new procedure for estimating foundation lateral load capacity, along with other minor updates.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing or visiting

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