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Tag: Snow Loads Snow Loads with example

In many parts of the United States and the world, snow loads must be considered in designing structures. The design snow load for a structure is based on the ground snow load for its geographical location, which can be obtained from building codes or meteorological data for that region. The ASCE 7 Standard provides contour maps (similar to Fig. 2.4)

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Tag: Snow Loads Roof Loads

In northern areas, roof loads are determined by the expected maximum snow loads. However, in southern areas, where snow accumulation is not a problem, minimum roof live loads are specified to accommodate the weight of workers, equipment, and materials during maintenance and repair. Roof Live Loads Some building codes specify that design of flat, curved, or pitched roofs should take into account the effects

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