Rain, Snow, and Ice Loads

Rain, Snow, and Ice Loads Time-Saving Methods Using the 2018 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16

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Concise, visual explanations of code provisions that apply to rain, snow, and ice loads

This practical guide provides engineers with a visual overview of the code provisions pertinent to rain, snow, and ice loads. Rain, Snow, and Ice Loads: Time-Saving Methods Using the 2018 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16 contains simplified, step-by-step procedures that can be applied to determine each load. Included are design aids, figures, flowcharts, and examples that clearly demonstrate each procedure. Companion online Excel spreadsheets can be used in practice to calculate loads accurately and efficiently.

Contains step-by-step procedures for:

  • Design rain loads
  • Ponding instability and ponding loads
  • Flat roof snow loads
  • Sloped roof snow loads
  • Partial snow loads
  • Unbalanced roof snow loads
  • Drift loads on lower roofs and adjacent structures
  • Drift loads adjacent to roof projections and parapets
  • Sliding snow loads
  • Rain-on-snow surcharge loads
  • Snow loads on open-frame equipment structures
  • Ice loads due to freezing rain

Book information

ISBN: 9781260461527
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Imprint: McGraw-Hill
Pub date:
DEWEY: 624.176
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 167
Weight: 332g
Height: 190mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 12mm