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  • 1.  ASCE 7-10 Reduced Live Loads

    Posted 10-17-2023 11:22 AM

    Can the foundations be designed considering the reduced live loads on columns.

    Vijaya Saidu R.Eng, M.ASCE
    Civil and Structural Engineer

  • 2.  RE: ASCE 7-10 Reduced Live Loads

    Posted 10-23-2023 10:10 AM

    Depending upon the foundation settlement criteria and the type and duration of the LL, possibly for foundations on cohesive deposits with transient live loads.   Do not recommend using the reduced live load calculated by structural engineers using the IBC. 

    Bryan Sweeney Ph.D., P.E., BC.GE, M.ASCE
    Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
    Hingham MA