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  • 1.  Roof Live Loads

    Posted 07-24-2020 03:41 PM
    Edited by Tirza Austin 07-24-2020 03:40 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

    Fabricio Ortiz

  • 2.  RE: Roof Live Loads

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

    Rachel Leung P.E., M.ASCE
    Rocklin CA

  • 3.  RE: Roof Live Loads

    Posted 08-06-2020 12:27 PM
    Edited by Tirza Austin 08-06-2020 01:18 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.


    Tirza Austin
    Manager, Online Community
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA 20191

  • 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.

    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
    Website: https://widecanvas.weebly.com

  • 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.


    Fabricio Ortiz