Have an attendance code? Sign In to enter it. This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Michael O'Rourke, Ph.D., P.E. Michael O’Rourke, P.E., Ph.D., has been a professor of Civil Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute since 1974. He chaired the ASCE 7 Snow and Rain Loads subcommittee responsible for rain and snow load provisions in ASCE 7-98, 7-02, 7-05, 7-10 and 7-16. He is the author of dozens of research articles on snow loads, guidelines for the use the last 5 versions of ASCE 7, as well as the recently completed “Snow Loads on Solar Paneled Roofs”.