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Snow loads for the design of roofs in Canada
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:58
|Snow loads for the design of roofs in Canada
|Year of Conference
|Lutes, D. A.
|38th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Proceedings of the 38th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Western Snow Conference
|Victoria, British Columbia
A more rational approach to snow loads for the design of roofs in the National Building Code of Canada has resulted from a ten-year country-wide survey of actual snow loads on roofs. The objective of the survey was twofold: to determine by how much average roof loads can be reduced below the level of ground loads; and to assess factors that result in the accumulation of higher loads on particular areas of various shapes of roofs from the effects of wind, sliding, etc.This paper describes the factors that affect snow loads, the survey and its results, and present requirements for snow loads for the design of roofs in Canada.