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Snow Loads - Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05
• Author(s): Michael O'Rourke
• Publisher: ASCE Press, Reston VA
• Publication Date: April 2007 (176 pages)
• ISBN-13: 978-0784408575 | ISBN-10: 0784408572

Snow Loads: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 provides a detailed authoritative interpretation of the snow load provisions of ASCE/SEI Standard 7-05. The new Snow Loads is a revision of the previous edition that served as a guide to ASCE/SEI Standard 7-02. Like its predecessor, the new Snow Loads includes examples of flat roof loads, sloped roof loads, partials loads, and all types of conventional drift loading. New material includes a chapter of 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.

Also included are recent changes to the provisions for unbalanced loads and rain-on-snow surcharge loads. 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. The new Snow Loads is the only book devoted to the illustration, interpretation, and application of the snow load provisions of ASCE/SEI Standard 7-05. An essential reference for practicing structural engineers.


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