Snow Loads: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05

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American Society of Civil Engineers, Jan 1, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 174 pages
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Snow Loads: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 provides a detailed, authoritative interpretation of the snow load provisions of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-05. This edition, updated to correspond to the new edition of ASCE 7, includes examples of flat roof loads, sloped roof loads, partials loads, and all types of conventional drift loading. A new chapter offers three complete design examples: a metal building with a roof step, a pole barn with a hip roof, and a single-family residence with attached, two-car garage. Recent changes to the provisions for unbalanced loads and rain-on-snow surcharge loads are explained. Several example problems have been updated and two fresh examples added. The revised and expanded Frequently Asked Questions chapter addresses common snow loading cases not explicitly covered in ASCE/SEI Standard 7-05.

As the only book devoted to the illustration, interpretation, and application of the snow load provisions of ASCE/SEI Standard 7-05, Snow Loads is an essential reference for structural engineers, architectects, and construction professionals working in areas where snow loading is a design consideration.

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Michael O'Rourke, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he teaches and conducts snow load research. He has been chair of the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Snow and Rain Loads since 1997.

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