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Thank you

> Date:          Tue, 23 Sep 1997 08:39:29 -0400
> From:          Brian McDonald <bemargue(--nospam--at)sentex.net>
> Reply-to:      seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Organization:  Argue and Associates
> To:            seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject:       Re: Canadian Load factors

> Raghu wrote:
> > 
> > I will appreciate if any strucural engineer familiar with the Canadian
> > codes will reply.
> > 
> > What are live load and dead load factors allowed in the Canadian loading
> > code and
> > 
> > What is the name and reference no.  CSA standard dealing with loads for
> > structural designs. Thanks
> > 
> The National Building Code (NBC) governs some Provinces, while other
> provinces have adapted their own code, which is quite similar to the
> NBC.  Chapter 4 establishes the load factors using limit states design
> procedures.
> 
> Dead 1.25  (0.85 for stress reversal)
> Live 1.5
> Wind 1.5
> Earthquake 1.0
> 
> YOU must use Canadian codes to establish the load reduction factors on
> your materials because they are different than in the US.  Loads are
> also different especially wind and earthquake!!!
> 
> 
> 
> 
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Raghu Pendyala
Civil Engineeing
The University of Melbourne
Home page:
http://aqua.civag.unimelb.edu.au/~pendyala
email: pendyala(--nospam--at)civag.unimelb.edu.au