Integrated Buildings & Structures

  • 1.  Roof Live Loads

    Posted 07-24-2020 03:41 PM
    Hello everyone. Since a long time ago I'm looking for papers, studies and references of how does the roof live loads established in the ASCE 7-16 were determined or calculated.

    Can anyone help me with this issue?

    Thanks in advance

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    Fabricio Ortiz
    Honduras
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  • 2.  RE: Roof Live Loads

    Posted 08-02-2020 06:21 PM
    Have you checked the ASCE 7 commentary?

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    Rachel Leung P.E., M.ASCE
    Rocklin CA
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  • 3.  RE: Roof Live Loads

    Posted 08-06-2020 12:27 PM
    Hi @Fabricio Ortiz,

    You can find a good explanation in the Commentary of ASCE 7 along with many references. Please also look in the Civil Engineering Database and the ASCE Library.



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    Tirza Austin
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    American Society of Civil Engineers
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  • 4.  RE: Roof Live Loads

    Posted 08-13-2020 03:18 PM

    In addition to what Tirza has recommended, you may also think of consulting a 2019 Wiley book (Wind Effects on Structures: Modern Structural Design for Wind, 4th Ed, 2019, Wiley).

    Back in June 2019, there were several pieces of discussions on wind load under: Hurricane Wind on Structures. You may also have a look at them as well.

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    Dr. Dilip K Barua, PhD, PEng, M.ASCE
    Vancouver BC Canada
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    Dr. Dilip Barua, Ph.D, P.Eng, M. ASCE
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
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  • 5.  RE: Roof Live Loads

    Posted 09-03-2020 08:52 AM

    Thank you very much to all of you for your help and support. Through this kind of interactions I can feel the advantages and the empowerment that belonging to this institution brought me.

    Regards.



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    Fabricio Ortiz
    Honduras
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